The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council says that closing borders, blanket travel bans and other extreme government policies will not stop the spread of the Covid-a9 coronavirus, and has called for governments and authorities worldwide not to overreact in a bid to control it.

So far around 33 countries, making up 16% of the total number worldwide, have reported cases of Covid-19 and the vast majority of patients diagnosed have fully recovered.

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