By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:24 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 17:47 GMT, 1 March 2020
Donald Trump 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