Eight Chinese tourists in Johor state, Malaysia were quarantined at a hotel on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus, according to the country’s deputy health minister. 

Lee Boon Chye said the tourists traveled Monday with a 65-year-old Chinese, who was later diagnosed with the deadly virus. The group was held at the hotel as a caution, Chye said.

He said suspected patients would be held at the hotel for at least a week and health personnel would observe if they carried symptoms of the virus.

AirAsia and Malindo airlines announced they would temporarily halt all flights to Wuhan, China, the

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