The State Department Has Issued A Travel Warning To China Over Coronavirus Scare And It’s Very Serious
(Tea Party 247) – As if the world isn’t already enough turmoil with all of the controversies going on with President Trump’s impeachment trial and various other issues unfolding around the globe, we now have to worry about contracting a super scary illness due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Boy, 2020 sure came out swinging for the fences, right? Geesh.
Well, the State Department has issued the highest possible travel warning about going to China in light of the virus, which is the “Do Not Travel” warning.
Folks, this is getting serious.
Here’s more from 100 Percent Fed Up:
The State Department has just issued a Level 4 warning ‘Do Not Travel’ to China due to the spreading coronavirus.
The Level 4 is the highest warning for the State Department to issue.
“Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The Department of State has requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus,”
The full advisory from the State Department:
Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China.
Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The Department of State has requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus.
In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air, road, and rail travel in the area around Wuhan and placed restrictions on travel and other activities throughout the country. On January 23, 2020, the Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members from Wuhan. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Hubei province.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning for all of China.
This warning comes as the first person to person case has been confirmed. The case involves a Chicago woman in her 60’s infecting her husband.
What’s truly sad is that there are some folks who aren’t going to be taking the coronavirus seriously and end up traveling to China — or trying to anyway — because they value money more than their own safety or the safety of others.
This virus is serious business. The State Department doesn’t issue these kind of warning very often and when they do, you can bet that things are very, very bad. Here’s to hoping folks pay attention and listen to the warning so that we can avoid a pandemic here on American soil.
That’s the last thing we need right now.