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VIRUS WARNING: Is it safe to travel to Thailand? Latest advice after coronavirus outbreak kills 26

Latest Foreign Office travel advice for Thailand after China coronavirus outbreak

Is it safe to travel to Thailand following the outbreak of coronavirus? | Credit: EPA

AN outbreak of coronavirus that has killed 26 people has led to travel warnings across the globe.

Despite the virus originating in China, there are now confirmed cases in Thailand.

While there are no travel bans to Thailand in place, there have been four reported cases in the country.

The UK government has warned: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.

“The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and the region, including Thailand.

“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.”

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The virus has killed 26 people so far | Credit: EPA

The US government has not updated their travel advice with no current warnings regarding coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Travel continues to remain uninterrupted in Thailand with flights and public transport running.

However, airports in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket will be scanning passengers who arrive from China.

The virus, for which there is currently no vaccine, started in Wuhan in China which is now on lockdown.

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It has since spread across the world with reported cases in the UK and US.

Australia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have also reported cases.

A number of tourist attractions in China have closed to prevent the virus spreading through large crowds.

Shanghai Disneyland, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China are all closing until further notice.

China are rushing to build a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days for people with coronavirus.

It is thought up to 33 million people are on lockdown as 10 cities in China close all public transport in and out.

Videos being sharing on Chinese social media show people collapsing on the streets of Wuhan which as been called coronavirus ground zero.

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