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Coronavirus

Seoul extends travel advisory to Japan, Thailand and Singapore

South Korea's first health warning beyond China covers six destinations

Mask-wearing passengers walk past thermal cameras at South Korea's Incheon International Airport.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The South Korean government on Tuesday advised citizens against traveling to Japan and five other destinations, a step taken to curb the coronavirus spread.

The advisory, issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, also extends to Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan.

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