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Countries walk tightrope on restricting travel from China amid coronavirus outbreak

Passengers with face masks walk past the analogue flight information display board at Changi Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall on Feb 12, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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WASHINGTON - Amid the wave of travel advisories, suspended flights, evacuations and temporary travel bans affecting China as countries grapple to keep the coronavirus at bay, three countries have bucked the trend: Cambodia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

Instead of repatriating Cambodians in China or imposing travel restrictions, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited China in a public display of confidence and solidarity.

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