Coronavirus: Flight carrying Americans out of Wuhan lands in California
A flight chartered by the U.S. government carrying Americans out of Wuhan, China, has landed at March Air Reserve Base in California. The plane stopped in Alaska for refuelling, where passengers underwent screening for coronavirus before reboarding.
Turkey warned Russia to 'get out of the way' in northern Syria's Idlib. The Turkish President made the statement after Russian-backed Syrian forces killed 34 Turkish troops this week. CGTN's Michal Bardavid reports. From a wildlife market in China's Wuhan city, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged, to the city of Qom in Iran.
The disease is sweeping around the globe and health experts are warning we could be on the brink of a pandemic.
More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries have been infected.
The number of new cases inside the country at the centre of the epidemic - China - has been overtaken for the first time by new infections outside.
Now the focus of the outbreak is shifting to Europe in particular, and the Middle East.
In that region, Iran appears to be the centre of the spread of the disease.
Cases in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon and Oman have been linked to patients who traveled to Iran recently.
So, how do we prepare for a pandemic??
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