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White House Could Seek to Close Bars, Restaurants in Virus Fight

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WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about the efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.(Source: Bloomberg)

The Trump administration may consider whether to seek the closure of bars and restaurants nationwide in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

In answer to a reporter’s question about ordering those businesses to shut, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: “That could be -- absolutely.”