China has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers returning to the city, with new cases of coronavirus continuing to increase in China and international experts warning that no imminent end is in sight.
China takes steps
Beijing authorities declared local time on Friday evening that all people returning to the Chinese capital would stay at home or under observation for 14 days to prevent the spread of corona-virus.
Those who contravene the new quarantine rules can face legal repercussions.
The order comes as officials across the world try to curb the spread of the deadly virus, officially known as Covid-19. A huge spike in numbers, partly due to the expansion of the definitions for a confirmed case by the government.
The national death toll
On Saturday, China’s National Health Commission said national death toll had increased by 143, and the number of cases had risen by 2,641 from the previous day.
New numbers from the commission also show that medical workers are suffering in China; so far, 1,716 drugs have been contaminated, including six who have died.
This also raises the cumulative number of cases to 67,097 worldwide while the global death toll to 1,526. In Chinese mainland, they focus the vast majority of these statistics in the province of Hubei, where the virus originated.
Furthermore, They confirmed over 600 cases outside of China, including 200 cases on a cruise ship docked in Japan; On Sunday, the U.S. government is sending a charter plane to evacuate Americans on board who wish to leave.