U.S. braces for coronavirus spread as outbreaks worsen in Italy, Iran

The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for coronavirus to spread within the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy escalated and fears that the epidemic would hurt global growth rattled markets.
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