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Coronavirus concerns in Oklahoma

Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 12:45:36-05

TULSA, Okla. — The coronavirus, a highly contagious disease in China that’s already killed more than 100 people, has spread to more than a dozen other countries.

An Oral Roberts University student is being quarantined after returning from China Thursday.

Officials said he’s not exhibiting any symptoms, but has agreed to participate in the quarantine for 14 days.

The student is going to have their own bathroom and bedroom on campus and will receive food through certain safety procedures.

ORU is also home to many international students, including China.

The university is keeping a close watch on the situation and is prepared to take the next steps to protect their students.

Also on Friday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced the lab results after two people were tested for the virus in Oklahoma.

OSDH says the two people tested negative for the Novel Coronavirus.

Those samples were sent to the centers for disease control and prevention in Atlanta.

Officials said while the risk factor in Oklahoma still remains low, several advisories have been issued to health providers.

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