WASHINGTON – Amid the wave of travel advisories, suspended flights, evacuations and temporary travel bans affecting China as countries grapple to keep the coronavirus at bay, three countries have bucked the trend: Cambodia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

Instead of repatriating Cambodians in China or imposing travel restrictions, Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen visited China in a public display of confidence and solidarity. He refused to wear a face mask and was the first foreign leader to shake hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping after the start of the outbreak, though his request to visit its epicentre of Wuhan in Hubei province was turned down.

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