BREAKING: Flights from countries hard hit by coronavirus still coming into U.S.

BREAKING: Flights from countries hard hit by coronavirus still coming into U.S.
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[Ed. – Unreal]

CBS2 has learned some of the same international flights that have long been blamed for causing coronavirus to explode in our area are still operating.

So what are public officials doing to prevent another outbreak? CBS2’s Lisa Rozner demanded answers on Tuesday.

Pictures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show officers in masks and gloves screening international travelers in mid-March.

Data from flightaware.com shows in the last two weeks international flights to Newark Liberty Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport have arrived from China, South Korea, and much of Europe, including the United Kingdom and Italy.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has regularly blamed the virus coming to New York on air travel.

“Three million European visitors came on flights to JFK or Newark, so that’s another lesson we have to learn,” Cuomo said recently.

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