As the virus spread, Beijing faced global isolation with neighboring countries like North Korea Russia, Mongolia closing its borders with China.
Some 80% of those who have died thus far from coronavirus were over the age of 60, according to China's National Health Commission.
Hong Kong reported the first virus death Tuesday as the semi-autonomous city closed all but two land crossings with the Chinese mainland.
On Thursday, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak an global public health emergency with more than 9,700 people infected in China and about 82 cases confirmed outside the country.
Chinese authorities had earlier reported a record daily jump in deaths of 64 to 425.
The WHO's statement came as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand all reported new infections not imported from China.
Ms Sylvie Briand, director of WHO's infectious hazards management department, told reporters in Geneva that instead "we are at the phase where it is an epidemic with multiple foci".
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According to an announcement released by the church Tuesday, most missionaries will be temporarily reassigned to other missions. Pompeo said: "We may well end up bringing some citizens back from other countries as well".
It's "very important to tackle misinformation promptly at the start of an outbreak", she said, especially when social media is accelerating the spreading of such information.
The Guardian has reported that the United Kingdom government has given its citizens a similar tip as the virus death toll in China has increased to 425 and confirmed cases have exceeded 20,000. The confirmed figure of coronavirus affected in China is just shy of 24,000.
So far 19 countries had formally notified the United Nations agency of measures or restrictions taken in connection with the outbreak and the World Health Organization was seeking clarifications on their justifications, Briand said.
China's Wuhan city of the Hubei province has become the epicentre of the recent epidemic and Chinese authorities have kept nearly the entire Hubei province, which is home to tens of millions of people, under lockdown.
Raising the prospect of another major spat just as trade frictions were easing Beijing on Monday accused the United States of spreading panic after it announced plans to block almost all recent foreign visitors to China. Health experts said that the steady rise of recovery has encouraged them, the number of people who have recovered nationwide has risen in recent days.
Hong Kong media said the 39-year-old man had underlying health issues.
Briand, noting that these were "legitimate concerns", added: "I can not guarantee they will resume the flights".