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US denies entry of foreigners who recently visited China

Japan and Singapore also close doors as coronavirus spreads

U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar takes questions from reporters at the White House after declaring a public health emergency over the coronavirus on Jan. 31.   © Reuters

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- Countries including the U.S., Japan and Singapore are imposing tougher restrictions on Chinese visitors in a bid to keep out potential carriers of the novel coronavirus, as its outbreak spreads further in China beyond the epicenter of Wuhan.

The U.S. on Friday announced that it will bar entry of foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the past 14 days, effective Sunday 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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