"The block has already chose to activate the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, but if the virus keeps spreading at the current tempo, the EU may introduce entry restrictions by the end of the week to Chinese nationals and recent visitors to mainland China", one of the sources said.
Meanwhile, Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said it has received complaints that homeopathic medicine manufacturers are advertising their products to Russian consumers as a cure for the coronavirus, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.
The UAE's Ministry of Health said on Wednesday it had diagnosed the coronavirus in the family from China.
The new virus has spread to more than 15 countries since it emerged out of Wuhan late previous year, although all the confirmed fatalities have so far been in China.
That lockdown has expanded to 17 cities with more than 50 million people in the most far-reaching disease-control measures ever imposed.
Emirati officials are taking "all the necessary precautions in accordance with the scientific recommendations, conditions and standards approved by the World Health Organization", the Health and Prevention Ministry said.
This news comes as the number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus has overtaken the 2003 SARS outbreak inside of mainland China, as multiple countries evacuated their citizens from the city at the heart of the outbreak.
"One of the worrying things is the walking pneumonia and especially the younger kids in whom you don't get as much of an immune reaction", said John Nicholls, a clinical professor of pathology at the University of Hong Kong and part of the research team that isolated and characterized the SARS virus.
"We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the Foreign Office against all but essential travel", the company said in a statement. "Our crew who serve passengers with any symptoms have been advised to wear masks onboard".
More than 200 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, because of the deadly new strain of coronavirus cheered as their plane landed in Alaska late Tuesday. Since then, however, the number of cases in China have ramped up and additional countries - more than a dozen at this point - have identified cases.
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The deadly Coronavirus has expanded to nearly 20 countries, while the death toll had reached over 130 people and about 6000 cases have been reported.
As more cases of the new coronavirus appear around the world, doctors and medical research teams are rushing to try to develop a vaccine or treatments that could prevent its spread.
Facing lower oil prices and a slumping housing market, the UAE has been aggressively pursuing more Chinese tourists to this country home to the world's tallest building.
The boy was part of a family who visited relatives in the central Chinese city over the New Year.