US health officials issue coronavirus-related travel advisory for Japan

    An official stands near the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo Credit: Kyodo/AP)

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new travel advisory today for Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    According to CNN, CDC is advising travelers to “practice usual precautions,” in accordance with a “Watch – Level 1” notice out of three possible levels.

    This is the second coronavirus-related travel advisory the agency has issued outside of mainland China – yesterday a “Level 1” advisory was also issued for Hong Kong.

    These precautions include avoiding contact with sick people and cleaning hands.

    The agency also advises people to seek medical advice if they have spent time in Japan during the last two weeks and feel ill with fever or respiratory symptoms.