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China, Feb 1 (Canadian-Media): Alarmed with the increase in number of coronavirus infection cases of more than 11,ooo and 259 deaths in China, governments of other countries are being urged by World Health Organization (WHO) to prepare for domestic outbreak control in case the virus spreads to other countries, media reports said.
Coronavirus Outbreak in China. Image credit: Unslash
WHO was also worried as some cases abroad involved human-to-human transmission.
Meanwhile hundreds of citizens South Korea and India have flown out of Wuhan - the centre of origin of the virus the centre and the evacuees went into a two-week quarantine. Indonesia also sent a plane.
Flights would be directed by the United States from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened starting Sunday.
Although Vietnam is planning to stop all flights to and from China and the United States' declaration of public health emergency barring foreign nationals to enter the country, except for immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents, who visited China within the last 14 days, WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva that despite the emergency declaration, international travel and trade should not be affected due to unnecessary measures.
Canada's negotiations with China to evacuate its Citizens out of Wuhan is being prevented by China's dual citizens status, which is not recognized in China.