A health official watches travellers on a thermographic monitor to detect symptoms of the Wuhan virus at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on January 25. Photo: AP

Amid Wuhan virus fears, Asia-Pacific countries weigh economic hit of restricting Chinese travellers

  • 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
  • Health experts say it is difficult for officials to know how to respond amid uncertainties over how the virus is transmitted
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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A health official watches travellers on a thermographic monitor to detect symptoms of the Wuhan virus at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on January 25. Photo: AP
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