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US declares “state of emergency” due to coronavirus threat

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The United States has declared a “state of emergency” across the country due to a new coronavirus epidemic that has spread to China’s Wuhan city and is spreading rapidly to other countries.

US Secretary of Health Alex Azar has announced that a “public health emergency” has been declared across the country after six people in the US were found to have a rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Azar said a ban on travel to the United States for foreign nationals who have visited China in the past two weeks has been imposed and that the entry of foreign nationals at risk of carrying the coronavirus has been temporarily suspended. new.

Regarding US nationals who have traveled to China in the last 14 days, Azar said that controls will be implemented for the virus at airports and that these persons will be quarantined for 14 days.

Travel stops for foreign nationals who have traveled to China will start from Sunday at 5pm local time.

Following the epidemic, the US evacuated its civilians and staff personnel located in Wuhan, China. US airlines Delta and American Airlines also announced a ban on travel to China.

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first detected on December 12, 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Region, China.

Chinese authorities have announced that 259 people have died due to the virus spread in many cities, while the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency due to coronavirus.

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