WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US State Department on Monday encouraged Americans to “reconsider” any plans to travel to China amid a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan.
The State Department also issued a stern warning for its citizens not to travel to Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. So far, 82 people have died as a result of the virus, all of them in China.
The department noted that last week it ordered the departure of all non-emergency US personnel and their family members from Wuhan.
“The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Hubei province,” the department said in a statement.
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