juhli (juhli) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Japan essentially bans travelers from South Korea by announcing a two week quarantine for arrivals

Japan decided Thursday to tighten entry restrictions on arrivals from South Korea and China amid concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that those flying in from the two virus-hit neighboring countries will be quarantined for two weeks.

Tokyo's decision is an expansion of its entry restriction for South Korea, as the previous measure had applied to people who have visited the South's two southeastern regions -- Daegu city and North Gyeongsang Province -- where the bulk of COVID-19 cases have been reported.

source: YonhapNews, yna, @hyunsuinseoul

For now, the rule will be in effect till the end of March.
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