China has also closed several tourism attractions and cultural sites including Beijing's Forbidden City, which saw 19 million visitors past year.
Screening has now been expanded to two more airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Chicago O'Hare.
Adrian Brown has more from Hong Kong. The latest affected countries are Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.
"When you have this viral soup and you have a collection of pigs, poultry and bats as you had in that market in Wuhan it's a ideal incubator of diseases", he said. Now, Wuhan, the city at the heart of the epidemic has locked down its population of 11 million and is not allowing them to travel.
And residents in Huanggang, 45 miles away, have also been told not to leave the city other than under special circumstances.
There is evidence that the virus is passing from person to person. According to Gulf News approximately 1,400 people are now under medical observation due to symptoms that might mean they are carrying the virus.
"All our Global Positioning System and hospitals across the country have had a letter from the chief medical officer and the medical director at NHS England and us at Public Health England, so that if somebody does present and they are anxious, if they do meet our criteria, that they will be put somewhere where they won't infect other people while they're assessed and while we can get them tested".
Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, sneezing and coughing.
The 17 people who died in China were aged from 48 to 89, and had pre-existing health conditions, Chinese health authorities precised Thursday.
The patient is being looked at as a precautionary measure, with tests to rule out the coronavirus expected to take several days.
The symptoms appear to be less aggressive than those of SARS.
Neighboring Huanggang and the city of Ezhou have also had a number of services shut down.
"It's hard to compare this disease with SARS", said Zhong Nanshan, a scientist at China's National Health Commission at a press conference this week. "But it has not yet become a global health emergency". The two cities have a combined population of around two million people.
The city's tourism and culture department cancelled all group tours until February 8, according to state media, as well as all large public events for the Lunar New Year holiday. Countless travelers will have also left Wuhan between the time of the first known infection and the enforcement of the travel ban. The mysterious virus is thought to have originated in one of the city's fish markets. The market has been closed since January.
According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, there are 471,518 confirmed cases across the world and 21,293 deaths. By the end of Wednesday, a total of 541 imported cases have been reported, Mi said.
The scheme will be open to anyone with trading profits of up to £50,000, to help only those who need the most help. There are more than five million self-employed people in the United Kingdom , earning an average of £781 a month.
The Comfort's sibling, the hospital ship USNS Mercy, has been deployed to Los Angeles to offer its capacity there. Trump has also overstated Democrats' response to the travel ban, accusing Senate Minority Leader Charles E.
In the United Arab Emirates, authorities announced an overnight weekend lockdown and used drones to tell people to stay home. In reaching the grim milestone on Thursday, the country of 330 million people surpassed virus hotspots China and Italy .
A World Series game would actually be held on Christmas with the "Fall Classic" being scheduled for December 19-26. Postseason games would be played in eight domed stadiums and three Southern California stadiums.
He also said Medtronic is looking to partner up with other companies to produce ventilators at their facilities as well. In it, Ryan urges Musk to "ramp up ventilator production at the Tesla factory located in Buffalo, New York".
As the number of cases climbs, NY is appealing to the federal government for more medical supplies to treat the ill. That was our public health strategy. "This is going to form a new generation and transform who we are".
IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that "all options" were on the table for rescheduling, including holding the Games before the Japanese summer.
Crocs sending free pair of shoes to healthcare workers
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In a press release, Maharashtra government said that shops selling essential commodities are allowed to remain open for 24 hours. The health ministry said the number of coronavirus cases had risen to 649 from 606 on Wednesday evening, of which 16 had died.
Avalanche player tested positive for coronavirus
Previously, only the Ottawa Senators had announced that players-two, in that case-had tested positive for the virus. The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal.