It’s on! Not only Chinese nationals, but anyone who has set foot in China during the past 14 days will now be barred entry into the United States.
Most foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the United States if they’ve been to China in the preceding two weeks.
The Trump administration is imposing temporary travel restrictions that bar entry into the United States by any foreign national who has traveled to China in the past 14 days, officials said Friday.
The restrictions, a reaction to the coronavirus that has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization, will be put into place at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The United States on Friday also declared the coronavirus, which has sickened nearly 12,000 people and has spread to the United States and other countries, a public heath emergency.
Friday’s action exempts immediate family members of American citizens and permanent residents.
In addition, officials said, any United States citizen returning home who has been in the Hubei province of China within the past 14 days will be quarantined for up to 14 days. Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, is in Hubei.
Those who have been to other parts of China within the past 14 days will be subject to “proactive entry screening” and up to 14 days of monitoring and self quarantine.
The United States will also funnel all flights from China to just a few airports, including Kennedy Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare and San Francisco International Airport.
14 days isn’t some random number, that’s the incubation period. Brilliant move but still too little too late.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced unprecedented new control measures that will see all non-Australians travelling from mainland China barred entry at the border in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The official advice is now that Australians “do not travel” to mainland China.
The tough new measures, announced on Saturday afternoon, come as the number of Australians confirmed to have contracted coronavirus rose to 12 on Saturday with three new cases across Victoria and South Australia.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today called for all flights to be banned from China while Qantas said it would suspend services to mainland China.
At a press conference late this afternoon, Mr Morrison said all foreign travellers who had left or passed through mainland China 14 days before arriving in Australia will now be denied entry to the country.
That will particularly hit the many Chinese tourists and students who regularly visit Australia.
Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family will be exempt from the strict measures, Mr Morrison announced.
- One village in Hebei urged households to ‘deal with’ their pets within five days
- Another committee in Shaanxi demanded locals dispose of pets immediately
- Documents supplied by a source show similar orders from around the country
- China’s top expert suggested that pets might also be infected by the new virus
- But WHO claims it has not seen evidence that cats and dogs can get the disease
- Death toll of the life-threatening disease has soared to at least 213 in China
Medics refusing to board ships arriving from China? STEPAN KOTCHERGA News January 30, 2020 11:31 am Strange news, or rumors, from Greece – mega container ship YM WARRANTY can’t enter Piraeus port on arrival from China, via Singapore and Suez, because medical facilities can’t provide proper and reliable medical check of ship’s crew. It is said, that port’s medics refused to board the ship, to carry out crew health screening. With that said, there were no alerts from ship’s Master, that there’s anyone ill on board, or having virus-like symptoms. What’s going on, yet unclear. Container ship YM WARRANTY
PANICKING pet owners are reportedly throwing cats and dogs out of towerblocks following bogus claims deadly coronavirus can be passed on by animals.
Chilling pictures coming out of crisis-hit China are said to show the bloodied corpses of animals lying in the road after being hurled to their death.
One dog was found dead after allegedly being thrown from one block of flats in Tianjin City in Hebei Province – home to the outbreak epicentre Wuhan.
Five cats were also thrown to death in Shanghai, with locals apparently saying they were pets as they had smooth and clean fur, say unconfirmed reports.
US Declares National Emergency…Lancer Releases StudyExpects Exponential Increase in Cases in other Major Chinese Cities
new confirmed cases reported 2102 cases
new severe cases 268
new deaths in 46 cases
new cases were cured 72
new suspected cases, 5019 cases.
total of confirmed cases 11791 cases
1795 severe cases
17,988 suspected cases .
136,987 close contacts have been traced
118,478 people are receiving medical observation
30 confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong , Macao and Taiwan : 13 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 7 in the Macao Special Administrative Region , and 10 in Taiwan .
— Alexander (@Alexau29245465) February 1, 2020
China ask The European Union for HELP.
China using speaker equipped drones to yell at those ignoring quarantine
- The Pentagon is preparing military facilities to, if necessary, quarantine up to 1,000 people returning to the US from overseas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, the Department of Defense revealed Saturday.
- The Pentagon, acting on a request from the Department of Health and Human Services, will provide access to multiple facilities capable of housing at least 250 people through Feb. 29.
- As of Feb. 1, the coronavirus had killed 259 people and infected more than 12,000 people in China and in around two dozen other countries.