Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus on Friday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Coronavirus: US health officials defend strict travel ban amid criticism

  • Restrictions bought the US vital time to ‘prepare for the potential of us having a worse pandemic’
  • A former health tsar repeated his scepticism about the policy’s effectiveness, saying it may give Americans a false sense of security
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus on Friday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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