Airlines cancel flights amid coronavirus outbreak, Pentagon sets up more bases for evacuees

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Total cases: More than 28,000 as of Thursday morning.
Total deaths: At least 565 worldwide as of Thursday morning

The Pentagon identified 11 military installations near major airports that can support those evacuated from China, where the current outbreak originated. Department of Defense personnel won’t be in direct contact with the evacuees and will minimize contact with personnel supporting the evacuees, officials said. The bases are in Hawaii, Illinois, Texas, California, Georgia, New York, Washington state, New Jersey, Michigan and the District of Columbia. — Macias

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/06/coronavirus-latest-updates.html

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