United Nations Declares State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus

BEIJING(NewsLink) - The United Nations has now declared a global emergency as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to cut through China. 

China has reported its biggest single-day jump in deaths from the virus. There have been 9,692 confirmed cases of the new virus, which is a jump of 1,982 from the previous day. Death tolls have risen to 213.

In the United States’ midwestern region, two college students await test results for the virus. The students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, recently traveled to China and could have the next cases of the coronavirus.

As students of the university await results, some students walk the campus with masks in hand as a precautionary measure. On the other hand, Kimberly Clark, manager of Wild Berry Gift Shop in Oxford, said no one is pushing the panic button.

“But I really think that that’s what’s happenning here is that it’s undue fear at this point. Now if it mutates again and becomes terrifying then that’s something to be concerned about in the future. But it’s not something to be concerned about now,” said Clark.

The two students are being held in isolation off-campus until their test results come back. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also announced the first case of person-to-person spread of the coronavirus in Illinois.

At the White House, it was announced that there will be a special task force created to deal with the threat of the virus. The task force is meeting daily with the goal to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus. It will also provide information to ensure safe travel and health questions. 

The State Department said it is planning on more flights to evacuate Americans from Wuhan next week.

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