Coronavirus: San Francisco declares state of emergency amid CDC warning

Chris Riotta

The city of San Francisco has declared a state of emergency over the deadly coronavirus after health officials warned its spread across the United States was inevitable.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the state of emergency in a statement on Tuesday, saying “the global picture” surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus was “changing rapidly” and city officials “need to step-up preparedness.”

“We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day,” he continued, “and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm.”

There have been not yet been any reported cases of coronavirus in San Francisco.

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