US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaking at a news conference Tuesday on the coordinated public health response to the Chinese coronavirus. He was flanked by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and National Center for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases Director Nancy Messonnier. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

China coronavirus: Washington asks Beijing for permission to send health team to battle outbreak

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says he hopes ‘the Chinese government will take us up’ on the offer
  • Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director says agency seeks data concerning the transmission of the disease
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaking at a news conference Tuesday on the coordinated public health response to the Chinese coronavirus. He was flanked by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and National Center for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases Director Nancy Messonnier. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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