Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

March 4, 2020


Q    You’ve put travel restrictions on travel Italy and South Korea.  Are you considering more — imposing more restrictions on travel?

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, I’m going to ask Dr. Fauci to speak to that.  At this time, they’re not recommending that the President impose additional travel advisories or restrictions.  But as Dr. Fauci can explain, we’re going to follow the data on that very closely and follow the cases.

Did you want to speak to that?

DR. FAUCI:  Yeah.  So this is something that’s really evaluated in real time.  I mean, you can make a decision now that you’re going to project what’s going to be.  You — just based on the data.  And it became very clear that the situation in Northern Italy and in Korea was actually unique, compared to what we were seeing in several of the other countries.  That’s why that was done.  [Full Text]