HHS declares coronavirus a public health emergency in the U.S.

As of February 2, foreigners who have visited China are banned from entering the U.S., as well as mandatory medical examinations and possible quarantine for returning Americans. The number of those infected in the world is close to 12,000.

HHS declares coronavirus a public health emergency in the US
From Sunday, February 2, the U.S. will declare a coronavirus a public health emergency throughout the country for a new type of Chinese coronavirus. This was announced by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

The decision was made after the emergency situation with the spread of coronavirus was called the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of countries other than China, which have already been infected, has reached 26. The day before such cases were recorded in Russia, Sweden, the UK and Spain. The total number of cases in the world is approaching 12,000. 259 people have died.Seven cases of coronavirus have been registered in the U.S.

From 5PM ET on Sunday there is a ban on foreigners who have been in China during the last two weeks. All Americans returning from China must undergo a thorough medical examination, and those who have visited the Chinese province of Hubei, where the coronavirus outbreak began, will be sent to a two-week quarantine.

Similar emergency measures have been taken in Italy, Singapore and Mongolia. Germany, Japan, Great Britain, France, South Korea and India are evacuating their citizens. Many countries have advised their citizens not to go to China.

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