Officials at Los Angeles International Airport have allegedly not begun screening passengers arriving from South Korea, where coronavirus has rapidly spread.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump said in a tweet that people traveling from high-risk countries would be screened upon arrival in the US.
Katie Miller, spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence, later clarified that, in addition to passengers from China who already undergo screenings, this would include travelers from Iran, Italy and South Korea.
But Arnold Hur, chief operating officer for e-sports companies Gen.G and Seoul Dynasty, said he was not examined when he landed in California on Monday morning.
'Just landed in LA from Seoul, Korea,' Hur tweeted.
'Despite all the noise about a government response there were zero screening or temperature checks. Feels like #coronavirus is just getting started in the US.'
Arnold Hur, chief operating officer of Gen.G and Seoul Dynasty, tweeted (pictured) that he flew from Seoul, South Korea to Los Angeles on Monday
Hur said that when he deplaned, there were no screenings or temperature checks at Los Angeles International Airport. Pictured: A flight crew from Korean Airlines, wear face masks at LAX, February 29
Worldwide, more than 89,000 people have been infected with coronavirus and more than 3,000 people have died.
LAX was one of the five original airports designated for screenings when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first began implementing them in January.
Passengers were taken to secure rooms before they reached any customs lines so that the effect on foot traffic was minimal.
At first, the checks were only performed on people flying in from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Currently, all passengers who've been in mainland China over the prior 14 days are subject to