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Japan asks arrivals from US to quarantine for 2 weeks

Move comes as America's coronavirus cases more than doubles in 2 days

Airline employees walk past a quarantine counter at Japan's Narita Airport.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that travelers entering the country from the U.S. will be asked to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

A government task force will approve the restrictions at a meeting later Monday. The steps are aimed at returnees and visitors to Japan who have stayed in the U.S., and they will be urged to refrain from using public transportation.

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