Although it’s been suggested that flights be cut between  hotspots around the country, President Donald Trump said Monday he recognizes it’s important to maintain airline service to support movement of the military and medical workers.

“We need those flights for emergency use, for military people,” Trump said at his daily press conference on the crisis. “We need some flights for medical people – and there are very few flights.”

He acknowledged that while flights are largely flying empty, the alternative would be to use government planes, not airlines, so essential workers can fly between cities.

Trump’s response came after a question about the statement in which he indicated that cutting flights between hotspot cities is under consideration by the administration.

He said domestic travel restrictions are still being contemplated, but on Monday

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