( Reuters) – San Francisco declared a local emergency situation over the coronavirus on Tuesday, in spite of having no cases, as U.S. authorities advised Americans to get ready for the spread of infections within their communities.
California’s fourth-largest city stated it made the move to boost its coronavirus readiness and raise public awareness of risks the virus may infect the city.
” Although there are still no verified cases in San Francisco locals, the global picture is changing rapidly, and we require to step-up preparedness,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement.
The U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Prevention (CDC) informed the United States on Tuesday to get ready for neighborhood spread after infections emerged in several more nations.
The 14 verified U.S. cases of coronavirus have actually been mainly travel related, with just two cases of person-to-person spread. There are likewise 39 cases amongst Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Tokyo and from Wuhan, China.
Reporting by Andrew Hay in New Mexico; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman