By Miriam Raftery
January 28, 2020 (San Diego) – A traveler to San Diego who recently visited China may have contracted a new coronavirus tied to a global outbreak of respiratory illness. County health officials have sent a sample to the Centers for Disease Control for testing.
Today the Centers for Disease Control issued a travel advisory urging travelers to cancel all non-essential travel to anywhere In China, where 25 to 50 million people are now quarantined in multiple cities. The CDC broadened its warning, which formerly only applied to the Wuhan province where the disease was first identified in December.
Screenings of airline passengers from China are also being expanded to 20 airports with quarantine facilities.
Hong Kong has announced it will stop issueing permits to travelers from mainland China. Inside China, transportation out of impacted cities is shut down, leaving some Americans stranded Yahoo News reports.