Japanese pedestrians wearing protective in one of Tokyo’s shopping districts. Photo: AP

Wuhan virus: Japan case puts Asian health authorities on high alert before Lunar New Year

  • It is the second case outside China after a diagnosis in Thailand. Vietnam has placed two men in isolation and Indonesia has intensified airport screenings
  • Japan’s confirmation came just days before the busy Lunar New Year period, when hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists travel around Asia
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japanese pedestrians wearing protective in one of Tokyo’s shopping districts. Photo: AP
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