South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of an area where some 50 million people are prevented from leaving in a sweeping anti-virus effort.
On Saturday two groups of stranded Hubei residents returned to China on chartered planes sent to Thailand and Malaysia by the Chinese government. On Thursday, the CDC confirmed the sixth case of coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, and it was the first case of person-to-person transmission in the United States.
They were immediately taken to a hospital in northwest England for a two-week quarantine.
Except for immediate family of either United States citizens or USA permanent residents, all other aliens who visited China over the previous 14 days will be turned away as they attempt to entry the U.S. for the duration of the emergency, Azar said.
"Foreign nationals, other than immediate family of USA citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry", he said.
Wuhan officials have been criticised online for withholding information about the outbreak until late December despite knowing of it weeks earlier. While a large portion of the diseases and deaths related to coronavirus has been in China, predominantly Hubei, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the announcement isn't just on what's happening in China but the possibilities of it spreading across the world.
Also Friday, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines suspended all flights between the United States and China.
Global stocks fell sharply Friday over concerns the outbreak of coronavirus would negatively impact the world economy.
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China faced mounting isolation from worldwide travel curbs and flight suspensions on Saturday, with Russian Federation to start pulling out its citizens next week, as the death toll from a spreading coronavirus outbreak rose to 259.
Friday saw 2,102 new confirmed cases, 5,019 new suspected cases, and 46 deaths.
"The American public can be assured the full weight of the U.S. government is working to safeguard the health and safety of the American people", Azar said. Both this virus and SARS likely originated in bats then jumped to people in China. "There are 4 million Chinese-Americans in this country".
"I'm not anxious so much about the virus as I am about being forced to go to a Chinese hospital simply for having a fever", he said. The new virus is from the coronavirus family, which includes those that can cause the common cold as well as more serious illnesses such as SARS and MERS.
The economic fallout continued on Saturday as Apple announced that its China stores would be closed until February 9, "out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts".
Medical teams from across the country rushed to Wuhan, which faced strained resources in diagnosing and treating the rapidly rising number of infected people on its own in the early stages.
In the United States, health officials issued a two-week quarantine order for the 195 Americans evacuated this week from Wuhan. He said there were 191 individuals under investigation for the disease. "This allows someone who becomes symptomatic to be quickly identified, and, in addition, this is protective for family members".
Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.