BREAKING: Coronavirus to be Declared Public Health Emergency in U.S.

Over 9,600 cases of the virus have been confirmed worldwide with 200 deaths.

According to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the coronavirus will be declared a public health emergency in the United States beginning at 5p.m on February 2.

The Department of Homeland Security stated that all inbound flights from China to the U.S. will be routed to one of seven airports that are equipped to handle screening procedures.

Citizens returning from Hubei province in China will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said the following on Twitter regarding the announcement, “President Trump is taking measured and decisive action to protect the American people against #coronavirus.  The current risk to the American people is low.  As the Task Force recommended, we are pausing travel activities to keep it that way.”

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