Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong
Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

China coronavirus: unchecked flow of Chinese tourists helped to spread the disease

  • With most Lunar New Year travel having begun in the 15 days before the new year, bans and quarantines might have been too little, too late
  • Sars spread to 37 countries when Chinese outbound tourism was a mere suggestion of the behemoth it has become

Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong
Travellers wearing masks queue at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station, in Hong Kong, on January 23. Photo: Winson Wong
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.