Gov. Kemp Update on Coronavirus
Governor Brian Kemp headed a news briefing and update on the coronavirus. Kemp was joined by Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Health and Chair of the Coronavirus Task force, additional members of that task force, the General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and others.
Kemp says he has been in regular contact with Vice President Mike Pence.
“The Vice President continues to stress, as we do, that the risk for the American public remains low of contracting the COVID-19.”
Kemp says there have been changes regarding travel.
“The federal government has suspended all travel from Iran and China and has implemented the highest level of travel advisory for northern Italy and South Korea,” according to Kemp.
In addition, all travelers from those nations, who have so far been American citizens, have to undergo several layers of multiple mandatory screenings. To date, only one person has had to go to Emory hospital after a third screening.
Kemp said the federal government has made 1.5 million test kits available for states, the processing of those kits started today, one day earlier than predicted. supplemental budget. Federal authorities have approved a supplemental budget which has provided More than 8 billion dollars for states to combat the coronavirus. The governor urges citizens to visit the CDC website for more information.