Tour agencies take precautions with groups to China amid Wuhan virus outbreak; hotels on lookout for sick travellers

Chinese tourists wear masks as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan 22, 2020.
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SINGAPORE - Travel agents are bracing themselves for trip cancellations to China with the escalating outbreak of pneumonia, and taking precautionary measures with groups that are continuing with their plans.

Dynasty Travel, for instance, is providing face masks to its travellers and advising them not to visit seafood and wet markets with live animals. It is also making sure that there is no raw or uncooked meat in its meal plans for tour groups in China.

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