American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are suspending all flights to and from China as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads.
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China’s National Health Commission has confirmed 9,692 cases and 213 deaths related to the virus. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak is a “global health emergency.”
The U.N. health agency defines an international emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated international response.
More than 20 other airlines have also limited or suspended flights to the world's most populous country as a result of the outbreak.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.