Coronavirus: Japan to quarantine visitors from China, South Korea for two weeks

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that the country will suspend existing visas for visitors from China and South Korea and quarantine them for two weeks in response to the widening Coronavirus virus.

Abe said the measures will go into effect on March 9.

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The government also says the outbreak will not disrupt the Tokyo Olympics which begin in late July.

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confirmed cases of the Coronavirus had risen to at least 1,056 nationwide by early Friday morning, 20 more than the previous day, with new infections reported across the country, including seven in Nagoya in central Japan and the first in the western prefecture of Shiga.

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