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San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks during a news conference on January 15, 2020.

US cities and counties are declaring emergencies to prepare for coronavirus, but it’s not a reason to panic

Declaring states of emergency is meant to allow governments to free up funding to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak.
A child wearing a facemask at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on February 3, 2020 in Manila, Philippines.

13 bogus claims about the coronavirus, including a fake coconut-oil cure and a false link to imported packages

People are peddling red algae, coconut oil, and a "miracle" bleach as COVID-19 cures, but don't be fooled.
Instagram star Jay Alvarrez with a Saudi man at Saudi Arabia's heritage center of Mada'in Saleh.

Saudi Arabia is shutting down pilgrimages because of the coronavirus — but has a less hardline approach to the new tourist visa championed by Mo...

Saudi Arabia debuted its first visa for tourism less than six months ago, and seems reluctant to shut it down even as the coronavirus spreads.
Guests at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife wearing masks while waiting in a communal area on February 26, 2020.

Inside the ‘horrifying’ 4-star hotel in Tenerife, where hundreds of guests have been quarantined after coronavirus cases in the resort

Hundreds of tourists at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife are on lockdown for the next two weeks. One guest called it the "holiday from hell."
A respiratory specialist encourages a patient to exercise in a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei, on February 25, 2020.

A city in Hubei, China, is giving residents $1,400 if they report their coronavirus symptoms to doctors and then test positive

Authorities in Hubei, where COVID-19 broke out, are experimenting with many methods to stop the outbreak from resurging.

Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimage visits in effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended religious tourism to the country including for the pilgrimage Umrah in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Crown Shape Of This Virus Gives Its Name, Coronavirus. The Crown Encircles The Viral Capside A Protein Structure Protecting The Viral Nucleic Acid.

First possible case of ‘community spread’ of coronavirus reported in the US

The patient had reportedly not recently traveled to China or interacted with a person infected with the COVID-19 virus.
U.S. President Trump delivers State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Trump has tapped Pence, who was criticized as governor for his handling of an HIV outbreak in Indiana, to handle coronavirus

Pence's bungled response to an HIV outbreak in Indiana while he was the state's governor looms over this appointment.

Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response in meandering press conference

President Trump riffed through a press briefing meant to assuage fears: "We're looking at worst case scenario, we're going to be set very quickly."
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump is headed for a political reckoning as his response to the coronavirus paints a grim picture of his ability to handle a pandemic

If the coronavirus breaks out in the US, President Donald Trump's cuts to public health and his downplaying of the virus' severity could haunt him.