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U.S. Widens Virus Travel Scans, Seeks Entry to Outbreak Zone

  • United to suspend most U.S.-China flights starting on Saturday
  • U.S. health official urges more cooperation from China
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WATCH: Lam explains the decision to impose travel restrictions between Hong Kong and mainland China.Source: Bloomberg
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U.S. health officials told travelers to avoid all non-essential trips to China, ramped up screening at airports and called for more cooperation from their Chinese counterparts as they rush to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that’s claimed more than 100 lives.

The U.S. is trying to get front-line public health experts into China so the new, fast-moving pathogen can be better understood. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said he has repeatedly raised that possibility with Chinese officials for weeks and is hopeful a U.S. team will be let in.