US considering coronavirus checks on international flights: Trump

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 28, 2020, 11:16 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump speaks from the White House Photograph:( Reuters )

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The Republican president said he was discussing the issue with governors, particularly DeSantis, whose state is a major destination for Latin American flights.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is considering ordering coronavirus tests for people arriving in the United States on international flights, news agency AFP reported.

"We're probably going to be doing that. Brazil has pretty much had an outbreak, as you know," he was quoted as saying at the White House meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

"We'll make that decision pretty soon."

When asked whether he would require tests for the novel coronavirus or simple temperature checks, Trump replied "both."

The Republican president said he was discussing the issue with governors, particularly DeSantis, whose state is a major destination for Latin American flights.

"We're talking with others also that have a lot of business coming in from South America, Latin America, and we'll make a determination," he said.

(With inputs from AFP)

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