A woman wearing a protective mask passes the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The US says its offer to join a World Health Organisation mission to China to fight the coronavirus has been accepted. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: US says Beijing will allow its health experts into China to help combat outbreak

  • American public health agency also says US actions are ‘science based’ and are not an overreaction to the contagion
  • Measures including a travel ban are aimed at ‘slowing the entry of the virus into the United States’, CDC says
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A woman wearing a protective mask passes the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The US says its offer to join a World Health Organisation mission to China to fight the coronavirus has been accepted. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.