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Coronavirus

Hotels open doors to health care workers and coronavirus patients

In Asia-Pacific, Airbnb also takes part but public safety is a concern

Japanese hotel operator Apa Group is in talks to open some of its properties in Japan to quarantine coronavirus patients. (Photo by Yuki Kohara) 

TOKYO -- As hotels and home rental businesses face huge hits to their business from travel restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some hotel operators and homeowners in the Asia-Pacific region are helping to battle the outbreak by offering rooms to medical workers or patients with mild symptoms.

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