The U.S. government launched a task force with a quick to protect the U.S. from the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the country prepared to remove more of its residents from the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, China.
In Thursday’s statement, the U.S. State Division stated Washington would arrange further evacuation flights from Wuhan with capacity for private U.S. residents.
It didn’t say how many planes it could deploy for how many people, however; that passengers would be topic to screening, health observations and monitoring requirements.
Almost 200 American citizens, mostly U.S. diplomats and their families, had been removed from Wuhan this week and are being held in voluntary quarantine at a military base in California.
In a single day, the White House declared the formation of a presidential task force to steer the administration’s response to the virus, including monitoring and containing the spread of the disease.
The 12-person group of officers, led by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, has been meeting every day this week and will also make Americans have recent health and travel information.
Top delegates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Wellbeing, the Department of Homeland Security, will also serve on the task force.