The Trump administration and hos Coronavirus Team declared on Friday a public health emergency in the United States, and announced that people who pose a risk of transmitting the disease will temporarily be suspended entry into the U.S.
Oddly, they refused to ban all air travel from China even though 3 US Carries are taking down all their Chinese flights. These Carries are responsible for only 40% of flights from China to the United States.
Earlier today, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said the CDC is “preparing as this is the next pandemic.”
What we know about the Public Health Emergency Declaration
U.S. declares coronavirus a public health emergency.U.S. will ban foreigners who visited China within the last 14 days from entering the country, but they have not cut off all travel from China.Americans who have been to Hubei province within the last 14 days will be subject to a mandatory quarantine for up to 2 weeks.US Citizens arriving who have traveled in other parts of China in the last 14 days will be funneled through airports, screened, and will enter a 14 day at home quarantine.Admits accuracy of Coronavirus test in doubt.
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. pic.twitter.com/cpQzmgu9VI
— Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar) January 31, 2020
Watch the full White house Briefing and Announcement Here:
LIVE: Press Briefing with Members of Coronavirus Task Force https://t.co/uTydIkjCtH
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 31, 2020
Current Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak Numbers
There are currently 12027 confirmed cases worldwide, including 259 fatalities.
Last update: 1 February 2020 at 9:51 a.m. ET
MAINLAND CHINACasesDeathsNotesLinksHubei province
(including Wuhan)7,153249956 serious, 338 criticalSourceZhejiang province599041 serious, 10 criticalSourceGuangdong province535050 serious/criticalSourceHenan province422236 serious, 5 criticalSourceHunan province389054 seriousSourceAnhui province29703 criticalSourceChongqing247120 serious, 6 criticalSourceJiangxi province286033 seriousSourceShandong province206012 serious, 1 criticalSourceSichuan province208*14 criticalSourceJiangsu province20202 seriousSourceBeijing16817 criticalSourceShanghai16916 serious, 3 criticalSourceFujian province14408 serious, 3 criticalSourceGuangxi Region10007 serious, 3 criticalSourceYunnan province9105 serious, 3 criticalSourceHebei province9618 seriousSourceShaanxi province10101+ seriousSourceHainan province6211+ seriousSourceHeilongjiang province80212 seriousSourceLiaoning province6306 seriousSourceShanxi province4702 serious, 1 criticalSourceTianjin37015 seriousSourceGansu province3505 serious, 1 criticalSourceInner Mongolia2303 serious, 2 criticalSourceNingxia Region2602 seriousSourceJilin province170SourceXinjiang1804 serious, 1 criticalSourceGuizhou province2905 seriousSourceQinghai province901 serious, 7 stableSourceTibet10SourceTOTAL11,8602591,795 serious
17,988 suspectedREGIONSCasesDeathsNotesLinksHong Kong130SourceTaiwan100SourceMacau70SourceTOTAL3000 serious