torsdag 5. mars 2020

China is trying to prevent coronavirus from being brought back from other countries

China is stepping up measures to prevent coronavirus cases being imported back from other virus-hit nations, as the outbreak slows within the country but picks up speed across the world. The deadly virus has spread to more than 75 countries and territoriesworldwide since emerging from China late last year. The number of new daily cases reported outside China has now far exceeded the number of infections announced each day within the country.

Despite the decline of new cases, Chinese authorities are on high alert following an uptick of imported cases from overseas since last week. Multiple cities and provinces -- including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong -- have announced a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from overseas, with the strictest restrictions placed on those coming from countries with severe outbreaks, such as Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan.