January 31, 2020 / 2:09 AM / a month ago

U.S. State Department warns Americans against China travel over virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department increased its travel advisory for China on Thursday, as the death toll from a fast spreading virus rose to over 200 and the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency.

In a notice posted on its website, the State Department said: “Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.”

Reporting by Makini Brice and David Shepardson; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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