CHICAGO (CBS)– A flight filled with Americans leaving the hot zone for the deadly coronavirus has landed in Alaska. The flight then took off to California.
Wednesday morning, the U.K.’s British Airways, Indonesia’s Lion Air and South Korea’s Seoul Air all announced they will no longer be traveling to China until concerns over the virus have lessened.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
The announcement comes after 240 Americans filled a flight coming from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Those travelers were screened once before leaving and Wednesday morning.
They’ll all be screened again in anchorage before the plane refuels and heads to California.
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So far, there are five confirmed cases of the coronavirus here in the U.S.
The virus has claimed at least 132 lives in china and sickened nearly 6,000.
Soon, an international team of experts will be deployed to China to help study the virus.
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The CDC is also upping the travel advisory, warning Americans not to go to China right now unless absolutely necessary.