The head of the World Health Organization praised China’s handling of the outbreak of a new and dangerous coronavirus during a visit to Beijing, as the U.S. raised its travel alert for the country to its second-highest warning level and other governments took steps to reduce exposure to travelers from China.

The words of encouragement from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus offered a public boost to a government response that has come under fire for a lack of transparency, but other developments illustrated continuing…

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