Authorities race to stop spread of coronavirus

The latest on the coronavirus and the American who has it, who had close contact with 16 people before he was placed in isolation.
1:05 | 01/23/20

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Now the race to contain the corona virus we now know that the American who have it may contact with sixteen people before he was placed in isolation. Gonna go back to came in whitworth in Everett Washington where he's being treated good morning came. MI for the morning's Easter at the hospital here in a bio containment unit and he will be there till the CDC says he can be released. Doctors actually easy specialized robot to help treat him. And that limit their exposure officials have also determined the flight that he was on into the US and they are alerting all passengers. This as cities in China are on lockdown in Wuhan they have enacted a travel ban. After this virus sickened more than 600 people and killed nearly twenty. So anybody who left Wuhan coming to the US before that ban went into effect. Will be funneled through one of five US airports that are performing mandatory screenings. Still this morning doctors are saying they do expect to see more cases of the crown a virus here in the United States because it just spreads so quickly. Robinette if that's okay Kane a thank you.

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