China’s Haikou city to start 14-day medical observation for tourists from Hubei

People wearing facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, wait at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan January 24, 2020. — AFP pic
People wearing facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, wait at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan January 24, 2020. — AFP pic

BEIJING, Jan 25 — China’s Haikou city, capital of the southern island province of Hainan, will start a 14-day centralised medical observation for tourists from the central Hubei province, centre of the coronavirus outbreak, from today at noon, the Haikou government said.

Tourists from Hubei, especially from Wuhan city, are not allowed to leave the hotel where the medical observation will be held during the 14-day period, it said.

Hubei has confirmed 729 cases of the new coronavirus, with 39 deaths as of Jan 24, the provincial health authorities said. — Reuters

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