Top health officials in the US have warned Americans to brace for the “inevitable” spread of the coronovirus disease that is sweeping the world.
There are 53 confirmed cases in the US, and officials are calling on Congress to urgently pass billions of dollars on the response effort.
President Donald Trump has said the situation is “well under control”.
More than 2,700 people have died and some 80,000 have been taken ill, mostly in China where the virus originated.
Outside China, Iran, South Korea and Italy have reported the largest number of cases causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic.
On Tuesday, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention experts warned Americans of the coming outbreak.
“We are asking the…