brett giroir new day 12 21 2020
Giroir: Here's what we know about the new coronavirus variant
01:19 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

US public health officials are not currently advising the White House to intensify restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom, even as a slew of countries moved to suspend flights from there after a new coronavirus variant was discovered.

Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that while the US must “without a doubt keep an eye on it,” he warned, “we don’t want to overreact” and said he would advise against suspending flights from the UK if the matter arises during a White House coronavirus task force meeting on Monday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield also told another member of the coronavirus task force, Adm. Brett Giroir, that he is not currently recommending additional travel restrictions.

Fauci said that while he wasn’t criticizing other countries that have suspended UK travel, he would not at this time recom