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Feb. 5, 2020, 8:57 PMUpdated: Feb. 5, 2020, 9:23 PM

Travel Ban Won’t Help Contain Coronavirus, House Panel Told (1)

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

The Trump administration’s travel ban isn’t the answer to combating the spreading coronavirus outbreak, the former U.S. Ebola response coordinator told a House panel.

“We don’t have a travel ban. We have a travel band-aid right now,” Ron Klain, who led the Obama administration’s Ebola response effort, told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing since the outbreak occurred in late December.

President Donald Trump signed an order Jan. 31 temporarily barring entry to foreign nationals who have visited China and pose a risk of spreading the illness, unless ...

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