The big picture: In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rolling out a “funneling” of flights directly or indirectly from Wuhan, China, to five specific airports where screening will be done, adding Chicago and Atlanta to prior designated screening airports.
- Chinese health officials confirmed at a news conference translated by CNBC Tuesday that the number of cases has increased to more than 440. Additional casesin Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, three of country’s largest cities, has been validated.
- South Korea, Japan and Thailand have confirmed at least one case of the new virus. The patients had all traveled from the Wuhan area, according to the Wall Street Journal.
- In Australia, a man in Brisbane was being treated in isolation after presenting to a hospital in Queensland’s state capital with symptoms of the virus after returning from a vacation in China, authorities confirmed to News.com.au.
- North Korea is temporarily banning foreign tourists in response to the outbreak, according to Reuters.
What they’re saying: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday the country will work to curb the outbreak.
- “People’s lives and health should be given top priority and the spread of the outbreak should be resolutely curbed,” he said, according to Reuters.
What’s next: The World Health Organization said Monday it will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to determine if the outbreak constitutes an international emergency, Reuters reports.
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Editor’s note:This story has been updated with more recent developments.