(by The Hill) -- President Obama scrapped his scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York on Thursday to continue monitoring the Ebola crisis, the White House announced late Wednesday.
“The President will remain at the White House to follow up on today’s Cabinet meeting on the government’s Ebola response,” the White House said in a statement.
More details about the president’s activities on Ebola will be released on Thursday morning.
The announcement comes after Obama canceled a campaign trip to New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday to meet with Cabinet members after a second Texas hospital worker was diagnosed with Ebola.
He pledged the federal government would adopt a “much more aggressive” response.
The administration has so far declined to impose a travel ban on flights from the West African nations where the Ebola outbreak started and has proved most pernicious.