Hong Kong to quarantine all visitors from China as coronavirus death toll soars

Hong Kong to quarantine all visitors from China as coronavirus death toll soars

All travelers arriving from mainland China will face a "compulsory" 14-day quarantine on reaching Hong Kong, as the number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus spiked again in China, CNN reports.

The city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who has been under intense public pressure to stop anyone crossing into Hong Kong from mainland China, said the legislation will come into effect at midnight on February 8.

This is only the second time the measure, known officially as the "Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance," has been enacted, she said.

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