The yuan slipped against the U.S. dollar in coastal and seaward exchange after a Chinese wellbeing master said the infection can go from individual to individual as the fourth demise from the disease was affirmed.
In any case, it comes directly before the pinnacle travel season during the Lunar New Year occasions, raising dangers that it could spread further.
"Hong Kong stocks fell pointedly at the open because of stresses over the infection, which started chance off exchanges that pushed up the yen and U.S. Treasuries," said Takuya Kanda, head supervisor of the exploration division at Gaitame.com Exploration Organization in Tokyo.
"Up until this point, the quantity of passings from the infection is low, so ideally there won't be a major frenzy."
The yen edged 0.2% higher to 109.97 per dollar on Tuesday.
In the inland market, the yuan tumbled to 6.8973 per dollar, the most reduced level in nearly 7 days. In the seaward market, it dropped to 6.9007.
The dollar list against a crate of six significant monetary forms remained at 97.589, close to the most significant level in a month.
The yen stayed higher after the Bank of Japan kept its momentary financing cost focus at short 0.1% and its promise to control 10-year government security yields around zero.
The BOJ additionally pushed up its development gauges, however, dealers will examine senator Haruhiko Kuroda's comments at a question and answer session later on Tuesday.
Somewhere else in monetary standards, the Australian dollar fell 0.15% to $0.6865 as stresses over the Chinese infection hurt monetary standards touchy to hazard. The New Zealand dollar additionally facilitated somewhat to $0.6607.
The euro was secured a restricted range before a European National Bank (ECB) meeting on Thursday where it is required to dispatch a far-reaching survey of national bank methodology, including the ECB's swelling objective.
The degree and size of the survey will be a key concentration for business sectors given the expansive ramifications for money related arrangement.
A marginally more splendid tone to information implies the ECB's appraisal of the financial standpoint will likewise be observed intently by speculators on Thursday.