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Donald says people coming from high risk countries will be screened for coronavirus before they leave to fly to the US and then again on arrival Donald announced Sunday morning that people coming from high risk countries will be screened for coronavirus as they enter the U.S. 'Coronavirus: In addition to screening travelers 'prior to boarding'... they will also be screened when they arrive in America,' tweeted The announcement comes amid concerns of the virus spreading further It also runs in line with Vice President Mike Pence's comments claiming spread in the U.S. was imminent and warning more deaths could follow The first American to die of coronavirus happened overnight Friday  The victim was a man in his 50s with preexisting conditions  There are more then 70 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S.  

By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:24 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 17:47 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Donald said Sunday that people arriving in the U.S. from countries that are at high risk for coronavirus will be screened both prior to leaving the country and when arriving.

He also thanked Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the task force on coronavirus, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the Centers for Disease Control and its Director Robert Redfield for the work combating the spread.

'Coronavirus: In addition to screening travelers 'prior to boarding' from certain designated high risk countries, or areas within those countries, they will also be screened when they arrive in America. Thank you! @VP @SecAzar @CDCgov @CDCDirector,' the president posted to Twitter Sunday morning.

The president's tweet comes as he continues to downplay the spread of the virus after the first U.S. fatality related to

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