The World Health Organization has hesitated to call the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but some health experts say that it is.

The World Health Organization has hesitated to call the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but some health experts say that it is.

As the novel coronavirus spreads, more people may be put under home quarantine. 
Hundreds of US citizens evacuated from China’s Hubei province, where the outbreak originated, have undergone mandatory 14-day quarantines on military bases across the US. And others who were passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where at least 285 people tested positive for the virus, are in the middle of a two-week quarantine.
Thousands of others who have recently traveled to China are under a 14-day voluntary self-quarantine at home to see if they develop symptoms, as NBC News reported. 
The CDC is recommending that people who are sick with respiratory disease symptoms voluntarily stay home, even as the agency acknowledges that these symptoms are still more likely to be from the flu than the novel coronavirus.
In the case of any survival emergency, the American Red Cross recommends keeping a supply of food, water, and household supplies like laundry detergent and diapers if you have small children.
Here’s everything you should have in your home memergency kit in the case of a possible quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the American Red Cross, the CDC, and other experts.

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