Global Air Travel Becomes Restricted
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On January 31 WHO issues a Global Health Emergency as cases begin spreading more rapidly through Germany, Japan, U.S., Taiwan and Vietnam. The U.S. follows suit and declares a Public Health Emergency three days later. On February 2, the U.S. imposes an at-home quarantine for anyone who arrives from the Hubei province in China; Australia, Germany, Italy and New Zealand also enforce similar rules.