February 25, 2020 / 9:02 AM / a month ago

China's Weihai to quarantine arrivals from Japan, South Korea as virus spreads

BEIJING, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Authorities in the city of Weihai in eastern China’s Shandong province said on Tuesday they would quarantine people arriving from Japan and South Korea from Feb. 25 for 14 days, as it looks to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

The rules apply both to Chinese and foreign nationals, who will be put up in hotels free-of-charge for the quarantine period, according to a notice on the city’s official Wechat account.

Weihai is near the eastern tip of the Shandong peninsula across the Yellow Sea from South Korea, which - like Japan - has reported a rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases in recent days. (Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Huizhong Wu and Tom Daly; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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