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Coronavirus precautions in Kuala Lumpur

Vincent Thian, AP

Posted at Jan 21 2020 06:39 PM

Coronavirus precautions in Kuala Lumpur

Health officials hand out information about the current coronavirus at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on Tuesday as countries have initiated body temperature checks at airports and railway stations in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying the new virus, which authorities say can be transmitted between humans. The virus, first discovered in Wuhan and has infected almost 300 people China, has stoked fears of a possible epidemic as millions prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year.