US travel ban extends to UK, Ireland; Trump eyes US limits

 
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President Trump and Vice President Pence gave a press briefing Saturday afternoon on the coronavirus outbreak.

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list. And he says he's considering imposing restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread.

Under the restrictions on European travel, American citizens, green card holders and others are still allowed to return home to the U.S., but will be funneled to 13 airports and be subjected to health screenings and quarantine orders.

The ban will begin Monday, March 16.

AP wires contributed to this article.

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