Shanghai expands list of badly-hit virus nations to 24

March 20, 2020 |

Shanghai has added eight more countries to its list of those seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 24. New on the list are Australia, Malaysia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Finland, Qatar, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

They now join South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria on the list.

From Friday, all new arrivals, Chinese or foreign, who have lived or traveled in these countries within the two weeks prior to their arrival in Shanghai must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or at designated places after landing in the city.