U.S. Tells Citizens Not to Travel to China as WHO Declares ‘Public Emergency’ Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Jesse Sokolow on 31 January 2020
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The U.S. Department of State warned Americans late Thursday not to travel to China due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, shortly after the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The news comes as the number of coronavirus cases has jumped to 10,000 worldwide.  The majority, however, are in China.

The Level 4 “Do Not Travel” warning from the State Department is the agency’s most severe.

“Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means,” the agency said in the advisory.

The move puts China in the same category as other nations that the United States warns its citizens to avoid, namely North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, and Venezuela.

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