Covid-19: US Secretary of State advises US citizens abroad to return home “immediately” as all flights may soon be cancelled – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Covid-19: US Secretary of State advises US citizens abroad to return home “immediately” as all flights may soon be cancelled




The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that any American citizens abroad who wish to return home should do so immediately commercial and government-chartered flights could soon cease amid the battle against the spreading Covid-19 virus outbreak.

On Tuesday, Secretary Pompeo said, “We don’t know how long commercial flights will operate” and urged any US citizens overseas who wish to return home to “immediately” secure a flight back to the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Trump administration the Secretary of State advised American’s abroad to contact the US embassy in their country of residence to make arrangements to return to America.

At press conference on Tuesday President Trump also warned of “two painful weeks” ahead as he updated the public on the continuing fight being waged to contain the Chinese virus and praised the courage of those working to stop the spread and aid those who had fallen ill.

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