More than 1,500 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in the U.S., with more than 100 of them contracting the virus while attending a medical conference in Los Angeles.
Some of the patients, most of them adults who have had previous exposures to the virus, have been isolated for treatment.
Others have not been isolated.
On Tuesday, California Gov.
Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Southern California and ordered a state-wide quarantine for anyone who had visited or stayed at a medical or nursing home in the past two weeks.
“It is our view that this is the most important step to prevent additional cases,” Newsom said.
He ordered the state to begin quarantine for the next two weeks, which is scheduled to expire on Friday.
Newsom also ordered an extension for all state health departments, including the California Department of Public Health and the California Health Care Agency, to begin testing patients and their relatives and vaccinating anyone who is already infected.
On Thursday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that her country is prepared to host the coronivirus conference.
She told the BBC that she will be making the decision on whether to take the U.
“The prime minister will take a decision on that on Friday, she said.
May said the decision would be taken by British authorities after consultations with the U, the European Union, Canada, Australia and the U-N.