WASHINGTON

U.S. medical and health organizations on Tuesday called on Americans to stay home to limit the spread of the coronavirus. 

American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association said In a joint statement that physical distancing and staying at home are the key to slowing the spread of the virus known as COVID-19.

“Physicians, nurses and our entire medical community are urging all people to stay at home. We are honored to serve and put our lives on the front line to protect and save as many lives as possible. But we need your help,” it said.

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