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US raises travel warning for South Korea region to top level

Move comes as America records first coronavirus death

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak at the White House on Feb. 29. 

NEW YORK -- The U.S. raised its travel advisory to regions of South Korea and Italy to its highest level, while increasing restrictions on travel from Iran, the Trump administration said Saturday.

The increased warnings came after the first death from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. was reported. A medically high-risk patient in the state of Washington died, President Donald Trump said at quickly arranged news conference at the White House. 

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