Coronavirus outbreak spooks investors, has officials on alert

Coronavirus outbreak spooks investors, has officials on alert
Dan Brunskill
The Ministry of Health has told border authorities not to impose travel restrictions in response to the outbreak of a new respiratory disease in China, but is watching the situation which has spooked investors across the globe.Director of public health Caroline McElnay said the ministry is currently not recommending local airports screen passengers, despite some countries using thermal screening to detect individuals with fever at the border.“At this stage, person-to-person transmission seems limited,” she said in a statement. “However, this ne...

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