US President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions from Iran on Saturday and advised his fellow citizens not to travel to certain areas of South Korea and Italy.
The announcement came when the first coronavirus death in the United States was reported from Washington State.
"Unfortunately, one person passed away overnight. She was a wonderful woman, a medically risky patient in her late 50s," Donald Trump told White House reporters.
"Other cases in the United States are likely, but healthy people should be able to fully recover. If you are healthy, you will likely go through a process and be fine," he said, urging people not to panic devices.
Up to 15 people in the US have recovered from the virus so far.
"There is no need to panic at all. Our country is prepared for all circumstances," said the president at his second press conference in the White House meeting room after returning from India on Wednesday.
At the press conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump has approved an entry ban for foreigners who have traveled to Iran in the past 14 days.
The United States also advised its citizens not to travel to parts of South Korea and Italy from where reports of coronaviruses have appeared. The Vice President has been hired by Trump to lead the government's efforts to fight the corona virus.
According to Robert Redfield, director of the Center for Disease Control, 22 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the United States.
Trump said various U.S. government wings worked on the corona virus around the clock.
"It is a difficult question, but great progress has been made," the president said, adding that his government has taken the most aggressive measures in modern history to deal with the disease.
In a statement, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the death of a person from the corona virus.
"It is a sad day in our state when we learn that a Washington man died from COVID-19. Our hearts go to her family and friends. We will continue to work towards a day when no one dies from the virus," said he said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that a respiratory disease has occurred that was caused by the novel corona virus first discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and now at 50 international locations, including Cases in the US that have been discovered states.
The potential threat to public health from the corona virus is high both worldwide and in the United States. This was an effective response to the coronavirus outbreak, the rapid detection of cases and contacts, appropriate clinical management and infection control, and the implementation of a community-reduction effort were critical.
This could best be achieved with a wide availability of test functions in healthcare facilities, reference and commercial laboratories, and at the place of treatment, the FDA said.
It added that 300 to 400 academic hospital laboratories could start testing for the virus, which would allow thousands of people to be checked instead of the few hundred people already tested.
"We believe that this policy will strike the right balance in the public health emergency.
"We will continue to help ensure in-depth science prior to clinical testing and track critical independent review by the FDA as we rapidly expand testing capabilities in the United States. We are not changing our standards for emergency approvals. This Action Today reflects our commitment to responding to and responding to critical public health needs and responding quickly to this dynamic and evolving situation, "said FDA Commissioner Stephen M Hahn.
The FDA guidelines include recommendations for test developers, including test validation information, FDA notifications, and preliminary confirmatory clinical tests.
When asked a question, Trump replied that he was considering closing the southern border to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
"We are also looking at the southern border. We have received a lot of power from the courts at the southern border in recent years, but we are looking at that very closely," he said.
In a letter on Friday, several senators, including Ted Cruz, Martha McSally and John Cornyn, called for the closure of the corona virus.
"As southern border senators, we are concerned about the possible spread of the coronavirus across our borders," they said in a letter to Mark Morgan, US Acting Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
"We are similarly concerned about recent reports that the virus is spreading across Europe. Border defects in the European Union have led to the spread of the virus in a number of countries, and it is important that the United States not repeat these mistakes. We are writing to ask how your agency is ready to address the coronavirus threat at the US border, "said the senators.