January 31, 2020 / 10:25 AM / a month ago

Japan to ban foreigners who've been to China's Hubei in last 2 weeks - government

Passengers from China wearing masks to prevent a new coronavirus are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 29, 2020. REUTERS /Ahmed Yosri

TOKYO (Reuters) - Foreigners who have been to China’s Hubei province in the last two weeks will be refused entry to Japan for the time being, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of a governmental taskforce on the new coronavirus on Friday.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski

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