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New York: First Wuhan coronavirus case, British Airways cancels flights from London

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Wadsworth Center, the research-intensive public health laboratory housed within the State Department of Health, is partnering with hospitals to expand surge testing capacity to 1,000 tests per day statewide for the novel coronavirus.

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The Wadsworth Center will provide these hospitals with instructions on how to replicate the State's test, as well as help them purchase some of the equipment necessary to develop and validate the test.

The Governor also announced the state will institute a new cleaning protocol at schools and in the public transportation system to help stop any potential spread of the virus.

The first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in New York, a woman in her thirties, was done through the State's Wadsworth testing lab.

British Airways announced today it was canceling 12 flights from London's Heathrow to New York’s JFK airport to match low demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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