Two Buffalo families that traveled to Italy being tested for coronavirus

Two Buffalo families that traveled to Italy being tested for coronavirus

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Nationally, there are now 118 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the USA, including nine deaths.

State University of NY schools plan to send home students who are studying overseas in countries with high prevalence of the virus, according to the governor's office.

People started stockpiling items from stores as the number of cases across the US soared to 89.

The conflict-wracked region is feared to be particularly vulnerable because of its poor health infrastructure and crowded cities with inadequate sanitation.

The US has reported more than 115 cases of the virus across 16 states so far, though in two of those states - Nebraska and Texas - the infections are among repatriated citizens only. His news conference came shortly after Trump announced on Twitter that he would meet with leading pharmaceutical companies at the White House on Monday "about progress on a vaccine and cure". "If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or shortness of breath, call your health-care provider", mentioned Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot.

The governor also explained that about 80% of people who contract the virus "self-resolve" and tend to have flu-like symptoms that eventually subside and that about 20% get seriously ill.

The patient had not traveled to countries hardest hit in the coronavirus outbreak, which began in China in December and is now present in almost 80 countries and territories, killing more than 3,000 people.

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Workers wearing protective face masks pack food orders for customers outside a restaurant only offering take-out business to prevent people gathering following the coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Sports events, concerts and large gatherings of people have been cancelled or banned from France to Qatar and South Korea as governments scramble to beat back the outbreak.

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In Italy, tourist hotpots including the Duomo in Milan reopened to visitors but access was limited to avoid overcrowding in a bid to contain the virus. Several cases were connected to a long-term care facility for the elderly in the Pacific Northwest state. The pathogen is believed to have originated in a market that sold wild animals in Hubei's capital Wuhan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that the deadly virus" entrance into New York's population of 19 million was a "matter of when, not if'.

The man, who commuted to work in Manhattan and lives in a home with school-age children, had an underlying respiratory illness that potentially put him in more danger from the disease, Cuomo said.

A report Tuesday said that an Iranian lawmaker told his colleagues 23 parliament members have the new virus and that they should avoid contact with the public.

Nine people have died in the Seattle area, health officials said. Guangdong province and Shanghai said they would require travellers from virus-hit countries to be quarantined for two weeks.

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