Restrictions for airlines flying to China under discussion: White House's Kudlow

An aircraft, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate government employees and other Americans from the novel coronavirus threat in the Chinese city of Wuhan, arrives at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, U.S., January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is considering further restrictions on U.S. airlines flying to and from China in addition to voluntary restrictions that the companies have put into place, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday.

Kudlow said the matter was under discussion but declined to give further details.

Kudlow also said that officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were going to China to help with the coronavirus outbreak at China’s invitation.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Diane Craft