March 20, 2020 / 3:09 AM / 12 days ago

China's Jiangsu to quarantine travellers who visited 24 coronavirus-infected countries

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 20 (Reuters) - The eastern coastal province of Jiangsu will force travellers who visited 24 key coronavirus-infected countries over the last two weeks to undergo 14 days of quarantine and observation in medical facilities, the local government said on Friday.

China reported 39 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, all of which had arrived from abroad. The total number of confirmed imported infections has reached 228.

The neighbouring city of Shanghai implemented similar quarantine restrictions on incoming travellers on Thursday.

Reporting by Gao Liangping, Lusha Zhang and David Stanway

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