After facing criticism for its poor response for not taking preventive measures to secure its citizens from a novel Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) which led to six domestic deaths, the Government of Japan is planning to quarantine people arriving from China and South Korea for two weeks.
According to the Yomiuri Daily report, “The government is planning to quarantine everyone who is coming to form China and South Korea with medical or other facilities, and will also ask Chinese and Korean tourists to refrain from visiting the country.”
Quoting to the sources, Yomiuri, said, “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can announce the important measures at the meeting later today of a cabinet-level task force on the outbreak.”
“The government may also limit the landing of flights coming from both countries at Narita and Kansai International airport, and will also suspend their visas,” it added.
“The arrival of the passengers on ships will be suspended,” the newspaper said.
To date, Japan has reported 6 domestic deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and over 1,000 people are contacted with the epidemic, including more than 700 on cruise ships put in quarantine offshore.