Trump Declares Coronavirus A Public Health Emergency And Restricts Travel From China

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency in the United States, Washington D.C., Friday. From left are Department of Transportation, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, Joel Szabat, Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Azar, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.

The coronovirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. and Trump Administration officials say the govenment is taking measures to contain the spread of the virus.

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