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Coronavirus Cases Linked to Singapore Meeting Spur Multinational Inquiry

  • Malaysian and South Korean men diagnosed after visiting city
  • No sustained transmission of 2019-nCoV detected in Singapore
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Coronavirus cases in South Korea and Malaysia tied to a business meeting in Singapore attended by visitors from China have prompted an investigation into the infection’s international spread.

A 41-year-old man in Malaysia and two people in South Korea were infected with the so-called 2019-nCoV virus after attending a meeting at a Singapore hotel in the third week of January, health authorities said. The World Health Organization is coordinating with Singapore’s Ministry of Health in relation to the event, said Olivia Lawe Davies, the agency’s Manila-based regional communications manager.