tirsdag 17. mars 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine all arrivals from abroad

Hong Kong will quarantine all people arriving from abroad for 14 days, its leader Carrie Lam has said.The restrictions, which will kick in on Thursday, will not apply to those from Macau or Taiwan. Entrants from mainland China already had to self-isolate. Ms Lam said the majority of Hong Kong's cases had been imported, adding that "strict measures" were needed.

Hong Kong has seen 57 new infections over the past two weeks, 50 of which were imported, said Ms Lam. "If we exclude these imported, we only have seven local cases in the past week," she said.