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Video: Is it possible to catch coronavirus on a plane?

Airports are stepping up screenings of the new strain of coronavirus as more people outside of China are becoming infected with it.

As of Monday, the coronavirus outbreak, which began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, had infected more than 2,000 people in China and killed 76. Cases have also been confirmed in the United States, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. Two cases recently appeared in Canada.

Global News explains how high the risk is for catching this virus while on an airplane.

(Source: Global News YouTube channel)