Tedros meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping and praises him for China’s response to the outbreak. Cases jump to 4,593 around the world, with 4,537 of them in China. Deaths increase to 106 and three more countries–Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Germany–report cases.
In Germany, a person is infected after attending a training event with a woman who previously visited China. It’s the first known case outside of China of the virus spreading between people who are not closely related or a health care worker.
A plane with about 210 U.S. citizens, mostly consulate personnel and their families, leaves Wuhan for the United States. The CDC recommends people avoid all travel to China and expands screenings at airports to 20 locations.
Scientists in Australia become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China and will share their findings with WHO.