China Deploys Military To “Assist” With Coronavirus; Second US Case Confirmed In Chicago

Friday, January 24, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 01/24/2020

Summary: Here’s a glimpse of new virus-related developments that occurred overnight.

Total number of confirmed cases now 900+, 26 dead.
China restricts travel for 40+ million people as the death toll surges.
Two deaths have been reported outside Wuhan.
Some residents displaying symptoms are being turned away from hospitals.
Hospitals in Wuhan make urgent pleas for help and supplies.
Beijing orders PLA medics to assist in Wuhan treating patients
UK and US governments tell citizens to avoid outbreak zones.
A 2nd US case has been confirmed in Chicago.
US senators receive briefing on the virus
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Update (1010ET): The CDC has confirmed the second case of Coronavirus in a Chicago resident who recently traveled to Wuhan.

Other cases have been rumored in Texas and at LAX, but apparently none have been confirmed. The first case emerged earlier this week in Washington State. Fox News has confirmed that Senators are being briefed on the virus Friday morning.

Stocks have turned red on the news…here we go.

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