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China faces more travel curbs as coronavirus spreads

Australia latest to bar entry and travel while Vietnam suspends flights

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at Hong Kong West Kowloon railway station.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Australia on Saturday joined the U.S. and Singapore in denying entry to noncitizens traveling from China while airlines canceled flights to the mainland, as part of efforts by countries to limit the spread of a deadly coronavirus.

More than 60 countries have imposed entry restrictions on Chinese nationals over the coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan by the end of January, according to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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