DHS: New screening to begin amid coronavirus concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days. The warning comes as the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak. DHS guidance comes in a notice released by the department Sunday as new travel restrictions officially go into effect for flights commencing after 5 p.m. EDT. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a “handful of flights will be heading to China to bring Americans back home from Hubei Province, which is at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak.