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680 out of 700 quarantined in New York test positive for Coronavirus

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680 out of the 700 travellers who were placed under voluntary quarantine on Wednesday have been tested positive to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus.

Officials confirmed that 680 out of the 700 travellers who voluntarily agreed to take part in the 14-day self isolation period after having returned from trips to China started showing symptoms of coronavirus and have been tested positive .

The news comes 3 days after US health officials warned citizens about the fast spread of the Wuhan coronavirus throughout the country.

A total of 739 cases has been confirmed in the United States as at Saturday afternoon.

While the American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been quarantined in military bases across California, Colorado and Texas, the travellers under voluntary quarantine after returning to New York are under somewhat different protocols.