Travellers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, just before the US put strict travel restrictions into effect to fight the spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, public health experts told a House subcommittee that travel bans and quarantines are not helpful in containing the outbreak. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

Coronavirus: health experts tell US Congress travel bans will not stop the outbreak

  • Travel bans and quarantines targeting travellers from China, lawmaker hear, are ‘effectively penalising’ the country and may chill the sharing of information
  • Those testifying suggest bolstering the preparedness of public health providers in the US and increasing international collaboration
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Travellers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, just before the US put strict travel restrictions into effect to fight the spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, public health experts told a House subcommittee that travel bans and quarantines are not helpful in containing the outbreak. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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