Japan imposes quarantine on travelers from China, South Korea

    Japan has imposed a 14-day quarantine to all travelers from Greater China countries, including Macau, Hong Kong, and Mainland China amid the coronavirus outbreak, local media reports. 

    The quarantine is set to come into place on Monday 9th March, and effective until the end of March. 

    “We will strengthen immigration quarantines on people from the two countries,” said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a Cabinet-level task force meeting.

    “We will ask them to stay in designated areas for two weeks and not to use public transport in the country.”

    As of Thursday, Japan has 1,057 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 12 deaths. 

    The quarantine policy also applies to South Korea, the worst country affected by the virus outside of China.