Wuhan is QUARANTINED: Ground zero for deadly coronavirus halts all travel in AND out of the city after the CDC begins screening at five US airports as the disease MUTATES after killing 17 and infecting up to 10,000

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
By Paul Martin

No one will be allowed to enter or leave Wuhan beginning 10am Thursday
Quarantine was announced Wednesday as Chinese officials warned that the deadly new virus is mutating and becoming increasingly difficult to control
The warning came as CDC officials in the US launched a plan to ‘funnel’ air passengers from Wuhan through five major airports to try to halt the spread
Screening checkpoints for coronavirus are in place at Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s JFK airport and San Francisco International Airport
Additional checkpoints are being set up at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta
The new strain of coronavirus has killed 17 and sickened at least 526 worldwide
The SARS-like disease was first reported in China late last month before spreading to Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and the United States
The first US case was diagnosed in Washington state on Tuesday
The virus is thought to have spread to humans from a seafood market ‘which illegally traded wild animals’ in Wuhan
Experts say its possible up to 10,000 people in China alone have been exposed
World Health Organization experts will meet Wednesday to decide whether to declare the outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’

President Donald Trump praised the CDC on Wednesday and said he is ‘not at all’ concerned about the possibility of a pandemic

By MEGAN SHEETS
DAILYMAIL.COM
22 January 2020

The Chinese city of Wuhan has been placed under quarantine in an effort to stop the spread of the killer coronavirus believed to have originated there.

No one will be allowed to enter or leave Wuhan, a city of 11 million in China’s Hubei province, beginning 10am Thursday as one of the country’s busiest travel seasons surrounding the Lunar New Year kicks off.

The quarantine was announced Wednesday as Chinese officials warned that the deadly new virus is mutating and becoming increasingly difficult to control.

It came after the US Centers for Disease Control launched a plan to ‘funnel’ all travelers inbound from Wuhan to one of five major airports to ensure they are screened for the virus after the first American case, a 39-year-old Washington man, was confirmed on Tuesday.

Screening checkpoints have already been set up at Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s John F Kennedy airport and San Francisco International Airport.

New checkpoints will be introduced at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta later this week.

The coronavirus, a SARS-like disease, has killed 17 and sickened at least 526 people worldwide since the first cases were reported in Wuhan about a month ago.

The virus is thought to have spread into humans from a Wuhan seafood market ‘which illegally traded wild animals’ before travelers carried it to at least five other countries – Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and the United States.

World Health Organization officials were set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to declare the outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’.

Experts say its possible up to 10,000 people in China alone have been exposed to the virus, which is from the same family that caused previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS, killing hundreds of people in dozens of countries.

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