Shanghai says visitors entering from coronavirus-hit countries must be quarantined

Passengers wearing masks at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Jan 27, 2020.
Passengers wearing masks at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Jan 27, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Shanghai will require everyone entering the city from countries with "relatively serious virus conditions" to submit to 14 days of quarantine, an official said on Tuesday (March 3).

The rule will apply to all people regardless of nationality, an official with the city government's news office told reporters at a briefing.

The south-east province of Guangdong, neighbouring Hong Kong, announced similar rules earlier on Tuesday.