Second case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.
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  • calendar-gray 24 January 2020

A second case of coronavirus was confirmed Friday in the United States, as China's efforts to control its outbreak expanded on many fronts, APA reports citing Washington Post.

Travel bans were extended in central China to put tens of millions of people effectively on local lockdowns. In Wuhan, where the virus was first detected, workers are racing to build a 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of the disease.

Authorities around China, including in the capital, Beijing, have canceled the temple fairs and festivals that accompany the Spring Festival to avoid having large public gatherings where the airborne virus could spread.

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