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China: Travellers take preventive measures against coronavirus while flying

China, Various locations
February 03, 2020 at 20:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese travellers still flying across the country continue to take preventive measures such as wearing protective medical masks, as airports are reportedly carrying out temperature controls to detect travellers potentially infected with the coronavirus.

Footage filmed on Monday shows passengers wearing medical masks as they board their flight in Changsha, land in Beijing and leave the airport.

The total number of cases confirmed by China stands at over 17,000, with 362 thought to have died from the disease. The new strain of coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, including the US, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, France and Germany. Cases were also reported in Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

On Sunday, the first coronavirus death outside of China was reported in the Philippines.

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Chinese travellers still flying across the country continue to take preventive measures such as wearing protective medical masks, as airports are reportedly carrying out temperature controls to detect travellers potentially infected with the coronavirus.

Footage filmed on Monday shows passengers wearing medical masks as they board their flight in Changsha, land in Beijing and leave the airport.

The total number of cases confirmed by China stands at over 17,000, with 362 thought to have died from the disease. The new strain of coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, including the US, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, France and Germany. Cases were also reported in Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

On Sunday, the first coronavirus death outside of China was reported in the Philippines.

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