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US Declares Coronavirus a public Health emergency – Toll in China rises to 10,000

The U.S. administration seems to have finally woken up to the emergency situation with respect to respiratory wesyndrome F 24 po Coronavirus. The disease was declared a public health emergency and taken a few drastic steps to contain the spread of the infection within the U.S.

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It may be essential to remember here that the Trump Administration has been maintaining that the risk of Coronavirus for the Americans is low. The drastic step of declaring it a public emergency seems to be as a result of the fact that the cases in China have topped 10,000 according to the recent reports. It would be worthwhile to point out that the U.S. administration has taken a drastic step of barring the entry of foreign travelers who have traveled to China into the United States.

That isn’t all – any of the U.S. nationals who have traveled to China in the past two weeks will have to go through quarantine, starting from Sunday. Those who have been to China’s Hubei Province will need to go through a more stringent procedure. The region has been found to be the epicenter of the Coronavirus infection. The quarantine period lasts 14 days.

The U.S. Health and Human Services took these measures. Amidst these measures, the U.S. announced its seventh respiratory syndrome Coronavirus case, which was confirmed from North Carolina.

Yet another security measure has restricted the entry of flights arriving from China only to seven airports across the United States. The U.S. administration took the step after the World Health Organisation decided to declare the respiratory infection as a global public health emergency.

It would also be essential to notice that China has declared 46 new deaths and 2102 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus on Friday. The total cases of deaths so far in China have been 259, while the total number of reported cases stands at a whopping 11791, as per the official reports. That is a 26 percent increase within a single day – perhaps an alarming rate in recent history. Of these, Chinese officials claimed that 1795 confirmed cases are severe. That may be an indication that the death tolls may further increase.

The severity of the Coronavirus can be estimated based on the fact that this is the first quarantine that the U.S. Health Services has ordered in the last 50 years. The last quarantine of a similar degree was issued in the 1960s to contain the outbreak of smallpox.

“We are preparing as if this were the next pandemic, but we are hopeful still that this is not and will not be the case,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

About the author

Alina Parker

Alina has been working as a journalist for various print-based magazines for around 4 years now. She is the one who initiated after quitting her day job. She brings together substantial news from the Business industry. However, she likes to cover local US news as well. So, here she writes business and General News headlines. Apart from all these writing and journalism stuff, she is a fitness freak and takes care of her diet and exercise routine quite well. She has two kids: a son and a daughter whom she loves a lot. She spends a lot of time with her family.


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