Japan to quarantine arrivals from China, South Korea over virus

Japan to quarantine arrivals from China, South Korea over virus
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A station staff member with a protective mask stands at a subway station Thursday. (Photo | AP)
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"We will strengthen immigration quarantines on people from the two countries," Shinzo Abe told a cabinet-level taskforce meeting on the virus.

Tokyo: task force, as the government ramps up measures to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus.

"We will strengthen immigration quarantines on people from the two countries," Shinzo Abe told a cabinet-level task force meeting on the virus.

"We will ask them to stay in designated areas for two weeks and not to use public transport," Abe added, saying the measures would come into force from March 9.

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