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CBS News 31 Jan 2020

State Department urges Americans to avoid all travel to China amid coronavirus outbreak


The State Department is urging Americans to avoid all travel to China amid the coronavirus outbreak."CBS This Morning" lead national correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN AM from a hospital in California that is ready to treat patients suspected of having the virus.

Hong Kong will impose a quarantine on all visitors from mainland China amid the coronavirus outbreak. CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio joined CBSN AM from Hong Kong to talk about the latest.
The island of Santorini is a beloved destination for many Chinese tourists. But since the new COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China, scores are simply not showing up.…
The World Health Organization will decide Thursday whether to designate the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, but countries are taking action. New travel warnings advise people to avoid nonessential travel to China, and airlines have begun suspending flights to cities in mainland China. For the millions of people now under lockdown in the outbreak zone, the immediate future remains uncertain. VOA's Mariama Diallo has more. VOA's Tatiana Vorozhko also contributed to this report.
Chinese health officials have announced they expect to see the coronavirus outbreak intensify. Authorities have canceled major public events and tourist attractions, and health screenings are taking place at road blocks, train stations and transport hubs.

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