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US authorises Hong Kong staff to leave over coronavirus

AFP  |  Washington 

The United States said Tuesday it had authorised consulate staff to leave Hong Kong as concerns spread over the coronavirus that originated in mainland China.

Non-essential staff and their family members will be allowed, but not required, to leave the metropolis "out of an abundance of caution related to uncertainties" on the coronavirus, a State Department spokesperson said.

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First Published: Tue, February 11 2020. 20:24 IST