China bar many foreigners to curb imported cases of coronavirus

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China bar many foreigners to curb imported cases of coronavirus
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    Reporting from the Hubei province left from the West train station to board the buses to Beijing on Thursday. China says it is temporarily preventing many foreigners from entering the country as it seeks to curb the number of imported coronavirus cases.

Belgium >> China says it is temporarily preventing a foreigner from entering the country as it seeks to curb the amount of imported coronavirus cases.

The Foreign Ministry announced today that even foreign nationals with residence permits will be barred from entering Saturday. All visa-free transit policies will also be suspended temporarily.

He says diplomatic workers will be exempt, and foreign nationals coming to China for “necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of humanitarian emergency needs” can still apply for visas.

The ministry said in a statement: “The suspension is a temporary measure that China is required to take in light of the epidemic situation and the practices of other countries.”

Coronavirus outbreaks from China. But as its number of domestic virus cases dwindled, the country had to contend with infections brought by people who had just arrived from overseas. These infections have accounted for the majority of new cases in China for over a week.

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