U.S. issues "do not travel" advisory for China
Hong Kong on Jan. 30. Photo: Yat Kai Yeung/NurPhoto via Getty Images
The State Department advised Americans not to travel to China on Thursday and recommended that those currently in the country consider leaving, following WHO's global public health emergency declaration.
Why it matters: The U.S. now considers travel to China as dangerous as going to North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia because of the coronavirus.
Driving the news: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said WHO declared an emergency not because of the outbreak in China, but out of fear it could spread to countries that do not have the capacity to contain it.
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