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Coronavirus

Wuhan coronavirus spreads to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Germany

Patient in Cambodian city of Sihanoukville is a tourist from China

Airport officials wear masks as they wait to help passengers after having their temperatures taken at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, on Jan. 24.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The new coronavirus thought to have originated in Wuhan, China, was confirmed to have spread to Sri Lanka on Monday when the island nation's health authority declared its first case. 

"The health ministry is taking swift action to bring the situation under control," Sri Lanka's Health Promotion Bureau announced in a Facebook post.

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