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GOJ planning to quarantine all travelers from China, South Korea for 14 days

Yomiuri reported online that the GOJ is making arrangements to quarantine all travelers from China and South Korea at a medical institution or government-designated facility for 14 days before giving them permission to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Act. The paper said Japan will also suspend visas issued to Chinese and South Korean nationals to prevent tourists from those countries from visiting Japan. In addition, the GOJ is planning to limit the destinations of flights from China and South Korea to Narita and Kansai International Airports, and also request that ships stop carrying passengers from those countries to Japan. The daily said Prime Minister Abe is expected to announce the new measures at a meeting of the government task force on the new coronavirus to be convened this evening.

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