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Chinese cities quarantine returnees from Japan and South Korea

14-day isolation period hampers push to restart Chinese factories

Staff members do temperature checks at a subway station for Beijing Daxing International Airport. China is now trying to keep foreigners from bringing the novel coronavirus back into the country.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Local governments across China are telling those coming from foreign hot spots for the new coronavirus, such as Japan and South Korea, to quarantine themselves for two weeks, a step seen heavily impacting business activity.

The city of Beijing on Wednesday urged those returning from countries with high patient counts to stay home for 14 days. Dalian is using government vehicles to transport returnees from abroad to their residences or hotels, where they are expected to remain.

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