Pompeo on Coronavirus: ‘We’ve Implemented Aggressive Travel Restrictions’ and Worked to Ensure U.S. Citizens Are Safe

‘We’re helping other countries keep their people safe, too’


POMPEO: "State Department continues to support President Trump’s strong leadership and whole-of-government approach to protect Americans. There's no higher duty for us. I’m sure you’ve all seen the President's briefings and updates from CDC and HHS and the good news that Deborah Birx from our team here at the State Department, and now serving as the White House coronavirus response coordinator, she will do an excellent job for the American people who are proud to have her being part of that team. State Department has implemented aggressive travel restrictions, updated travel advisories and worked with the private sector to ensure U.S. citizens and travelers are informed and safe. And as I said in my last press briefing, we’re helping other countries keep their people safe, too. For instance, we’re working with Italy and South Korea, two countries that have been hit especially hard to create effective exit screenings for passengers coming to the United States. We've also extended offers to help the Islamic Republic of Iran and we hope the government of Iran will heed our offers of humanitarian assistance and medical supplies.”

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