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Considering the risk of spreading coronavirus, the US State Department issued a fresh warning to its citizens traveling to or within East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region during the early Friday morning in Asia.

Key quotes

US citizens should reconsider travel by cruise ship to/in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes many countries are implementing strict screening procedures.

FX implications

The news weighs on the market’s risk-tone with the S&P 500 Futures down 0.60% to 3,367 by the press time.