Do you have an idea for The New Times to cover? Submit it here!

Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China

US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the new restrictions would come into force on Sunday. Reuters

The US has declared a public health emergency over the spread of the coronavirus and said it would deny entry to any foreign nationals who have visited China in the past two weeks.

US citizens returning from Hubei province, where the outbreak started, will be quarantined for 14 days.

 

More than 11,000 cases of the new virus have been confirmed, most of them in China, since it emerged in December.

 

More than 100 cases have been reported outside China, in 22 countries.

 

Full story on BBC...

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper


For news tips and story ideas please WhatsApp +250 788 310 999    

 

Follow The New Times on Google News   

 

 

Consider AlsoFurther Articles