HAPPY 2020'S NEW YEAR
* Death toll climbs to 106
* Confirmed cases in China jump to 4,515
* US tells citizens to reconsider travel to China
* WHO director-general visits China to assess
因为对这种病毒的担心，全球股市狂跌。亚洲股市周二再次下降，此前尺度普尔500指数（S&P 500 Index）周一跌至远四个月来最高。
世卫组织总干事特德罗斯・阿达诺姆・格布雷耶苏斯（Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus）表示，他将前往北京取当局会见并评估反映。此前，中国国务院总理李克强周一访问了武汉。
Facebook公司限度员工到中国的旅行，而日产汽车公司和本田公司等其余公司则将职工从疫情最重大的天区撤退。知恋人士说，Facebook在中国的雇员以及比来从该国返国的人被告诉在家工做。瑞士疑贷散团（Credit Suisse Group SA）和瑞银团体（UBS Group AG）皆在告知银行，假如喷鼻港员工刚访问了中海内地，他们必需在家任务两个礼拜。
The number of deaths climbed to 106, China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases on the mainland soared to 4,515, from 2,744 on Monday. One hundred of the fatalities have occurred in Hubei， the province where the city of Wuhan is located.
Cases of infection have been reported throughout Asia and Australia， as well as in the U.S.， France and Canada. Germany confirmed its first case.
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Public health officials in China and around the globe have mounted an aggressive attempt to stop the spread of the SARS-like virus. While cases in other countries have been limited， Chinese officials said the virus isn’t yet under control
despite aggressive steps to limit movement for millions of people who live in cities near Wuhan， the city at the epicenter of the outbreak.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he’s heading to Beijing to meet with the government and assess the response. That follows a visit on Monday by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Wuhan.
Last week， the WHO declined to label the coronavirus an international emergency， a designation that would have allowed the United Nations agency to begin coordinating government responses.
As the outbreak accelerates， China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday to Feb. 2 from the original Jan. 30 date to reduce travel. Authorities have also locked down cities with a combined 40 million people around Wuhan， as they race to contain the virus.
The U.S. consulate in Wuhan plans to evacuate some Americans in a charter flight， while France and Japan have also said they plan to repatriate citizens.
Global corporations are also stepping up their response in an effort to protect workers.
Facebook Inc. is restricting employee travel to China， while others including Nissan Motor Co. and Honda are evacuating workers from areas hardest hit by the outbreak. Facebook employees based in China， and those who recently returned from trips to the country， are being told to work from home， said people familiar with the matter. Credit Suisse Group SA and UBS Group AG are among banks telling Hong Kong staff to work from home for two weeks if they’ve just visited mainland China.
The new U.S. travel alert， Level 3, is the second highest of four State Department advisories. Previously， the U.S. had urged citizens to “exercise increased caution” when visiting China， while avoiding any travel to the area near Wuhan， the city of 11 million where the epidemic started.
The U.S. may also expand travel screening at its borders and is closely monitoring 110 people to stop the virus， testing them for presence of the pathogen. As of Monday morning， there have been no new U.S. cases after the first five patients were identified in the past week.
“At this time in the U.S.， this virus is not spreading in the community，” said Nancy Messonnier， the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Anxiety is growing amid evidence that the disease has an incubation period of as long as two weeks before those infected start to show symptoms. That raises the possibility that people could travel and eventually infect others before realizing they have the illness. But Messonnier said that so far there has been no clear evidence that the virus can spread during the incubation period before patients have symptoms.
The new coronavirus appears to be less contagious than highly infectious viruses like the measles， she said. Coronaviruses like this one， so named because of their crown-like shape， are generally transmitted by respiratory droplets， she said.