The US has banned entry to any foreign national who has visited China in the past fortnight.
The move has been imposed in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The decision has drawn strong criticism from China, which said it “could only create and spread fear” instead of offering assistance. The US joins other countries including New Zealand, Australia and Japan in its decision.
The US has already evacuated government staff from Wuhan, where the virus is thought to have originated from wild animals prepared for human consumption. Hong Kong has also closed 10 of 13 borders with mainland China.
Two patients in the UK have tested positive for the virus and another who arrived from an evacuation flight on Sunday evening has been placed in isolation while tests are carried out.
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