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Senate Health Committee Announces Briefing to Update Senators on Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2020 — On Friday, January 24, the Senate Health Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will host a briefing for all senators with top administration health officials regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak that was first detected in Wuhan, China.

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the following statement: 

“The novel coronavirus is an emerging public health threat. Senators will have the opportunity to hear directly from senior government health officials regarding what we know about the virus so far, and how our country is prepared to respond as the situation develops.”