Beijing will quarantine all international arrivals for 2 weeks in medical treatment stations starting Monday, local authorities said Sunday, as China steps up measures against coronavirus cases coming from overseas.
A woman leaves the medical treatment station where she was quarantined in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 12, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
People arriving from abroad had previously been allowed to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine at home, but now only those in "special circumstances" will be exempted from being sent to facilities where they must pay for their own stay.
The designated medical treatment stations are staffed with professional medical workers to carry out health monitoring. Those who falsely report information, conceal a disease or cause the spread of the epidemic will be punished according to the regulations, Beijing Daily reported Sunday.
(Compiled by Yang Fan)