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US declares national health emergency over coronavirus

United States Health Secretary Alex Azar declared on Friday a national public health emergency over the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Azar stressed that the US will implement a series of measures in response to the virus starting from Sunday. Those will include quarantines for US citizens returning from the Hubei province where the disease originated, as well as a ban of entry to the US to all foreign nationals who have been to China in the past two weeks, except those whose immediate family members are American citizens.

The US health secretary commended China for its efforts to contain the coronavirus, but stressed Washington expects more cases in the US. He also reiterated that the current risk for Americans is low and the Trump administration will work to keep it that way.

Breaking the News / NP