Japan plans to order two-week quarantine for all Chinese, South Korean visitors

A photo taken on Feb 28, 2020 shows mask-clad commuters make their way to work at Shinagawa train station in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan plans to adopt a mandatory quarantine term of two weeks for all visitors from neighbours China and South Korea, the Yomiuri newspaper said, in a battle to rein in the spread of a coronavirus.

Japan plans to halt visas already issued for visitors from both countries, the paper said, adding that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to discuss such steps at a meeting on virus response measures on Thursday (March 5) evening.

Earlier, Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto signalled the Summer Games would go ahead as planned from July, even as the outbreak spread to new regions.

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