BREAKING: Trump administration declares emergency due to coronavirus, Chinese furious

JANUARY 31, 2020

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The Trump administration on Friday declared the coronavirus a public health emergency, and temporarily banned foreign nationals who have been to China in the past two weeks from entering the United States.

President Donald Trump signed an order denying entry to the foreign nationals, but immediate family of US citizens were exempt from that order.

The article goes on to state the following:

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that anyone who has been in China’s Hubei province, where Wuhan — the epicenter of the outbreak — is located, in the past two weeks will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Azar tweeted Friday, “As part of the Administration’s work to protect Americans and respond to the 2019 Novel #Coronavirus outbreak, today I signed a public health emergency declaration.”

American Airlines, Delta and United all announced they are suspending flights to China as the deadly coronavirus outbreak which has killed more than 200 people continues to escalate.

Chinese officials have reportedly fired back, claiming the U.S. emergency declaration is an “inappropriate response,” and vowing they will get the outbreak under control.

A total of 9,950 cases have now been reported worldwide.

The Daily Mail also reported that a seventh person in the U.S., in Santa Clara, California, has now been confirmed to have the caronavirus.

HHS announced a 14-day quarantine for the 195 U.S. citizens who were flown back from China on Thursday, issuing the following statement in a series of Twitter psots:

The CDC, under statutory authority of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, has issued federal quarantine orders to all 195 United States citizens who repatriated to the U.S. on January 29, 2020. The quarantine will last 14 days from when the plane left Wuhan, China.

This action is a precautionary and preventive step to maximize the containment of the virus in the interest of the health of the American public. The current epidemic in Mainland China has demonstrated the #2019nCoV’s capacity to spread globally. 

This legal order is part of a public health response that is necessary to prevent the transmission and spread of this virus in the U.S. This federal quarantine will protect the health of the repatriated US citizens, their families, and their communities.

These individuals will continue to be housed at March Air Reserve Base and medical staff will be readily available if an individual presents symptoms of #2019nCoV. CDC is using one of the tools in our toolbox as a way to contain the potential impact of 2019-nCoV in the US.

CDC is committed to protecting the health & safety of all Americans. We continue to believe the immediate risk to the larger American public is low at this time. The #2019nCoV outbreak investigation is ongoing. For updates: http://cdc.gov/ncov

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