Trump Declines to Suspend China-US Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Situation Being 'Monitored'Chris Menahan
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The Trump administration decided not to suspend flights from China to the United States on Tuesday as the coronavirus continued to spread -- no need to worry though, an anonymous official says the situation is being "monitored!"
From Reuters, "White House holds off on suspending China-U.S. flights amid virus outbreak":
The White House on Tuesday opted not to suspend flights from China to the United States as it discussed ways to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters."A person familiar with the deliberation said the U.S. has not elected to take action yet, but that the 'incredibly volatile' situation is being closely monitored," ABC News reported.
"The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus has overtaken the 2003 SARS outbreak inside of mainland China, as the virus was confirmed to have spread to every province and region in the country," CNN reported Tuesday night.
As of Wednesday, there were 5,974 confirmed cases of the virus in mainland China, including 132 deaths, according to China's National Health Commission (NHC). The number of cases grew by almost 1,500 from Tuesday, a more than 30% increase. The figures do not include Hong Kong and Macau, both of which have reported a small number of cases.The infection rate is not slowing down according to John Hopkins' tracker.
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