WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States may in the future have to restrict travel to Italy, South Korea and other countries due to outbreaks of the coronavirus but now was not the right time.
Asked at a news conference about travel restrictions, Trump said: “At the right time we may do that. Right now it’s not the right time.”
He said the United States was checking “a lot of people” for signs of the virus. “South Korea has been hit pretty hard, Italy’s been hit pretty hard,” Trump said.
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler