South Korea to bar people who visited virus-hit province in China: Yonhap

Published February 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

SEOUL – South Korea will bar entry by foreigners who have visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak in China, South Korea’s prime minister said on Sunday, according to Yonhap news agency.

Officials from a public health center sanitize a traditional palace in Suwon, South Korea, January 30, 2020. (Yonhap/via REUTERS/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
Officials from a public health center sanitize a traditional palace in Suwon, South Korea, January 30, 2020. (Yonhap/via REUTERS/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

The entry ban will go into effect on Tuesday, Yonhap reported, citing Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun.

On Sunday, South Korea reported three new confirmed cases of the infection, bringing the total to 15 cases in the country.

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