Iran has recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus outside of China. — Meredith
The eastern city of Weihai has announced that all travelers, both Chinese and foreign nationals, returning from Japan and South Korea will need to stay in hotels for a 14-day quarantine.
Accommodation will be free.
The move comes amid intensifying concerns on China’s social media platform Weibo over a growing number of coronavirus cases in South Korea.
The measures, effective Tuesday, are meant “to minimize the chance of cross-infection” according to a CNBC translation of the Chinese-language announcement.
Weihai, located in Shandong province, is about a two-hour flight from Seoul. — Wu