Spread in US Appears Inevitable
Please note Health Officials Warn that Spread of Coronavirus in U.S. Appears Inevitable.
"Ultimately we expect we will see community spread in the United States," Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters.
"It's not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses."
A Chinese health official warned that at least 28 days without new cases are needed to be able to say an area is free of the outbreak, raising questions about how long it will take for normal life to resume.
United Arab Emirates, one of the world's most critical aviation hubs, saying it would suspend all travel to and from Iran, where authorities confirmed that the death toll has reached at least 15.
In Iran, an opposition lawmaker and the deputy health minister tested positive for the virus as the death toll there climbed.