The U.S. State Department declared a red alert level and advised Americans to refrain from traveling to China because access to consular services is now limited.
The U.S. State Department has recalled employees from China and declared a red level of danger due to a new type of pneumonia. This is reported by the press service of the State Department on Friday, January 24.
Non-emergency staff and their families have been recalled.
“The U.S. government has limited capacity to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Hubei Province,” the statement said.
The State Department also recommended Americans not to travel to China and declared a fourth, red-level danger. Recommendations to those who do have to go, say that it is necessary to wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, avoid contact with people, animal products, etc.
In China, U.S. citizens may be detained without access to consular services or information about an alleged crime, may be subjected to lengthy interrogations and prolonged detention for reasons related to “state security”, the statement said. The State Department.
As of the morning of January 24, the number of confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV has risen to 849. The number of deaths increased to 26.
WHO believes that it is too early to declare an international emergency in China.