Health & Environment
Malaysia says it is not yet time to consider deporting Chinese tourists, as the Philippines has done, while some Pacific nations have banned all travellers from or transiting through China
The island nation says it is considering measures to support the tourism industry, including property tax rebates and a workers’ levy reduction, as it braces for more imported cases of the virus.
Substance abuse and mental illness remain big obstacles, despite the city’s success in reducing homelessness by 20 per cent since 2014.
Experts say gaming operators could take their business out of Metro Manila, while litigation as a possibility for overseas firms committed to the project.
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Pakistan has put hospitals and clinics on alert amid fears the thousands of workers who regularly travel between the countries could spread the disease.
As Asia reacts to the virus’ spread, Australia warns anyone showing symptoms can be forced to go to hospital, while Singapore hospitals are on ‘outbreak response mode’.
A tourism centre in Hakone has apologised to Chinese tourists after a shop owner barred their entry on the grounds they might spread the virus.
Residents of towns near Taal Volcano in the Philippines want life to return to normal, venting their frustrations against scientists for maintaining the Level 4 alert.
A surge in the number of people infected on the mainland from 41 to 291 this week amid confirmed cases in Japan, South Korea and Thailand has raised concerns over Beijing’s transparency.