State Department issues 'do not travel' advisory for China, asks those in the country to consider leaving


The U.S. State Department raised its travel advisory for China from Level 3 to Level 4, citing the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In its notice of the Level 4 advisory, the department said “do not travel to China”

“Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means,” it said in an online statement.

The new warning comes after the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency.

On Friday morning Beijing time, China’s National Health Commission said the virus has killed 213 people as the number of cases rose to 9,692.

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