U.S. State Department warns Americans versus China travel over infection

A woman uses a mask in Chinatown following the outbreak of the unique coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 30,2020 REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department increased its travel advisory for China on Thursday, as the death toll from a quick spreading infection increased to over 200 and the World Health Company stated a worldwide health emergency.

In a notification posted on its website, the State Department stated: “Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus initially recognized in Wuhan, China.”

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

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