mifarma, “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China,” President Trump told the “Hannity” host on Sunday. “But we can’t have thousands of people coming in who may have this problem, the coronavirus. We’re going to see what happens, but we did shut it down, yes.” AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER WEARING GAS MASK REMOVED FROM FLIGHT President Trump did not elaborate on the specific measures U.S. authorities have taken to shut down further transmission of the virus, but officials are, indeed, taking a number of measures to protect against the further spread of the virus in the United States.

mifarma - The DHS has issued a restricted travel edict to protect Americans from exposure to the deadly virus, ordering airline authorities to ask all travelers on international flights bound for the U.S. if they have recently been in mainland China, Reuters reports. Now, airline representatives are expected to “scrutinize” people’s passports amid concerns related to the ongoing outbreak. Travelers wear face masks as a screen shows a video about the proper way to wear a mask at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

mifarma, In addition, U.S. citizens who have visited the Hubei province, home of the city of Wuhan, which is at the center of the outbreak, within 14 days of their return to America, will be subjected to a mandatory quarantine of up to 14 days, the DHS said. Citizens who have traveled through other areas of mainland China within 14 days of their return stateside will also receive proactive entry health screenings and up to 14 days of self-quarantine, as their health is monitored. This is to ensure they do not have the virus and do not pose a risk to the public health.

mifarma - Travelers wearing face masks line up to check in for an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing on Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Meanwhile, foreign nationals (other than immediate family members, American citizens, permanent residents, and flight crew) who have been in China within 14 days of their arrival to the U.S. will be denied entry into the country, the DHS said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS As of Monday morning, 17,205 people have been infected with the virus, which has claimed the lives of 361 others.

mifarma - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29 photo, traveler Bill Chen stands outside of customs at San Francisco International Airport after arriving on a flight from Shanghai, where he was conducting business and visiting family over the Lunar New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Terry Chea) To date, just 11 American airports are authorized to accept incoming flights from China amid the viral outbreak. Aircraft arriving from China are being directed to the following air hubs: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Michigan, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York; Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Illinois; San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Washington; Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Hawaii; Los Angeles International Airport in California; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Georgia; and Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia.