Hong Kong, China stocks fall after US markets tumble again over coronavirus fears at home

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A security guard wears a protective suit and face mask as he holds a thermometer at the China Transinfo Technology Co., on the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak in Beijing on February 10. Photo: Reuters

Good day, traders --

Hong Kong and mainland benchmarks finished lower as fears the coronavirus could turn into a global pandemic spooked markets.

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-- Kathleen Magramo and Deb Price in Hong Kong 

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