Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centre for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said that the US would begin to test individuals with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: US will test people with flu symptoms, in expansion of government response

  • Testing will initially be carried out by labs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York, but more sites are planned, CDC says
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Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centre for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said that the US would begin to test individuals with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.