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- Any foreign national who has traveled in China in the past 14 days will not be allowed in the U.S.
- U.S. citizens who have traveled to China will be asked to self-quarantine.
- Citizens who visited the Hubei province will face mandatory quarantine.
President Trump is banning foreign nationals who have traveled to China from entering the U.S. amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Any foreign national who has traveled within China in the last two weeks will not be allowed into the U.S., according to a proclamation from Trump. The action is aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
U.S. citizens who have traveled to China will undergo health screening when they enter the country and will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, roughly the incubation period of the virus.
Those who have traveled to the Hubei province, where the virus originated, will be required to be quarantined for 14 days after returning to the U.S. The policies are set to take effect Feb. 2.
The Trump administration on Friday declared the coronavirus a public health emergency in the U.S.
As risk in the U.S. remains low, the coronavirus has sickened nearly 10,000 people worldwide and killed more than 200 people in China.