In the US, people who show flu symptoms will be tested for the new coronavirus

                    The United States will begin testing for new coronaviruses for people who show flu symptoms but will not confirm them, health officials said today.                                                                                                                                                                                 Outside mainland China, about 580 cases of infection have been reported in more than 20 countries so far.                                                                  It is an important extension of the authorities’ response to the spread of the virus, which has hitherto confirmed infected 15 people in the country. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that testing will be initially carried out in laboratories in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York, with additional locations planned later. The number of people confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in the US has increased to 15, and approximately 600 people remain quarantined. In China, from where the virus originated, nearly 64 were infected 000 infected. Almost 1400 people have died of the disease caused by the virus – all but three in China. Outside mainland China, about 580 cases of infection have been recorded in more than 20 countries, the largest proportion in Japan. The US has imposed a temporary ban on entering the country for foreign nationals who have recently visited China, and a quarantine for its nationals returning from China’s Hubei province. First case of coronavirus in Africa confirmed in Egypt According to the Egyptian Health Ministry, the infection was confirmed by a foreigner who arrived in the country. The test was positive, although the person did not show symptoms of a disease called covid – 19. The infected person is in stable condition and quarantined, said ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed, who did not provide information on the nationality of the patient nor from which country he came from. Close trade links with China and the often congested health systems in Africa have, however, been repeatedly raised as a source of concern about the ability of African countries to respond appropriately to a possible outbreak of the virus. Egypt suspended all flights of its national airline to China this month. The measure remains in force until the end of the month. About 300 Egyptian citizens were evacuated from Wuhan, the center of the outbreak, for which they were ordered 14 – a daily quarantine .                 
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