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U.S. State Dept. Issues Level 4 - DO NOT TRAVEL Advisory for China

Update

Late on 30 January, the U.S. State Dept. issued an updated travel advisory for China, raising their rating to LEVEL 4 - DO NOT TRAVEL in light of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China. This follows the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a public health emergency of international concern due to the outbreak. 

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A LETTER FROM THE CEO - YEAR IN REVIEW

2019 was a year of expansion for Global Guardian. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for your continued trust and support.

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WHO Declares Global Emergency

Update

On 30 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an emergency committee meeting and declared a public health emergency of international concern due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Their primary concern is the spread of the virus in less developed nations with weaker health institutions that are unable to adequately deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The WHO indicated that there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade.

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U.S. CDC ISSUES LEVEL 3 TRAVEL ADVISORY

Update

As of 28 January, both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. State Department had issued "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisories for China based on the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) throughout the country. This is an escalation from previous warnings, which advised only against travel to the city of Wuhan and all of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. 

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Coronavirus Cases Climb in China

Update

As of 27 January, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak jumped to nearly 3,000 confirmed cases, with over 98% of those cases in mainland China. The World Health Organization has not declared a global emergency. China continues to lock down all cities in Hubei, effectively quarantining the entire province.

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Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads - Lunar New Year Celebrations Suspended

Update

As of 24 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) still has not declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak to be a global emergency, though this could change in the coming days as the situation grows more serious. China has locked down several more cities in Hubei, effectively quarantining the entire province. 

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Introducing the new globalguardian.com

We are excited to announce the launch of Global Guardian’s newly designed website. Our objective was to refresh the site and create a user-friendly experience that allows our members and prospective clients an easier way to find relevant security information, including more original content and the latest news and updates.

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Wuhan Coronavirus Special Report

Travel Advice

As of 22 January, neither the World Health Organization (WHO) nor the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued special recommendations to change travel plans. However, the WHO has issued the following advice for travelers to China to reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections while traveling in or from affected areas (currently Wuhan City)

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2020 Global Risk Assessment Map

In 2019, Global Guardian published its inaugural Global Risk Assessment Map. Here, we take a look at some key changes and continuities for 2020. To download the full map, click here.

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Iran's Next Move? Global Guardian Weighs In

Global Guardian weighs in on cyber security threats in the new age of digital warfare. Read the full Philadelphia Inquirer article by clicking here.

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