Officials Investigate Potential Coronavirus Case In New Jersey

Daily Life In Wuhan During Lockdown

Health officials are trying to determine whether the coronavirus has reached New Jersey.

Test results of one sick person are pending with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the NJ Department of Health.

Health officials say they are prepared for the possibility of the virus infecting residents in the state, reports News 12 New Jersey.

The NJ Health Commissioner has issued guidelines for identifying and evaluating potentially infected patients.

The new strain of coronavirus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China, in December. It's been blamed for dozens of deaths and has reportedly sickened thousands.

As of Monday evening there were at least three confirmed cases of the disease in the United States.

Chinese officials are trying to contain the outbreak with mass quarantines, even cutting transportation in several cities in Hubei province.

France, Japan and the United States are each attempting to arrange charter flights to help stranded citizens get out of Wuhan.

Travelers arriving from China are being screened for the disease at at least five U.S. airports.

New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez have called for Newark International Airport to being screening as well.

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