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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State has upgraded our Travel Advisory for China to Level 4: Do Not Travel due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province. Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. The ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo And Ethiopian Foreign Minister Andargachew At a Press Availability

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew At a Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sheraton Hotel [Excerpts] * * * * Ethiopia is America’s long and warm relationship with the country.  It’s our second-oldest diplomatic relationship in Africa. In the 1930s and ’40s, the United States ... Read More»

HHS Engages Sanofi’s Recombinant Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine

HHS Engages Sanofi’s Recombinant Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, D.C. February 18, 2020 Racing to develop a vaccine against the 2019 COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has engaged Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit ... Read More»

Update on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan

Update on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan We commend the extraordinary efforts by the Government of Japan to institute quarantine measures onboard the Diamond Princess. While the quarantine potentially conferred a significant public health benefit in slowing transmission, CDC’s assessment is that it may not have been sufficient to prevent transmission among individuals ... Read More»

Update to Travel Advisory for China (February 19, 2020)

The Department of State has upgraded our  Travel Advisory for  China to Level 4: Do Not Travel  due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province.   Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. Most commercial air carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China, yet seats remain available to depart the country. Commercial travel allows control over where you ... Read More»