Following the news of the outbreak, the South China Morning Post reported that around eight in 10 hotel rooms in the country sat empty.

Travellers concerned about whether staying in a hotel could increase their chances of contracting the virus are in luck, as the World Health Organisation revealed whether hotels are actually still safe.

Appearing on a Coronavirus update video, Dr Carmen Dolea, Head, IHR Secretariat at the World Health Organisation provided some updated information about the virus which has since been renamed Covid-2019.

She says that if people have to travel they should not avoid doing so, but should practise “proper hand hygiene” which should also be in place within hotels.

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