China Imposes Quarantine on Returnees from S. Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran

China Imposes Quarantine on Returnees from S. Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran
Mar 05, 2020 Translated by eChinacities.com

Major Chinese cities have announced that those returning from foreign countries where coronavirus infections are on the rise must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

 

On Tuesday, Shanghai, Guangdong and Beijing confirmed that returnees or visitors coming to China from countries such as South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy would be required to undergo 14 days of isolation, either at home or at an approved facility.

The news comes after at least 13 people who returned to China from either Iran or Italy tested positive for the virus in recent days.

A 31-year-old woman who returned to Qingtian County, Zhejiang province, after working in a restaurant in the Italian city of Bergamo was found to be infected. Seven other people, who also worked in the same restaurant before returning home, also  subsequently fell sick Zhejiang.

Officials from Qiantian County have urged other overseas residents to reconsider returning home.

Italy and Iran have seen the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of Asia, while South Korea and Japan have the highest rate of infections within Asia but outside of China.

Warning:The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.

Keywords: China imposes quarantine

3 Comments

All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate.

1

Fatai2356
comment|77012|1936874

Soo amazing china, love to be china citizen

Apr 09, 2020 23:58 Report Abuse

2

JAFFERY
comment|76916|1928709

I appreciate that decision taken by Chinese government....

Mar 20, 2020 10:56 Report Abuse

3

Guest2588368
comment|76878|287596

Quarantine at home can't be so bad since everybody else is on quarantine all over China anyways!

Mar 07, 2020 16:13 Report Abuse