March 16, 2020 / 7:46 AM / 17 days ago

China says imported coronavirus cases have become main risk

People wearing face masks walk at Beijing Capital International Airport as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that imported coronavirus cases involving travellers entering the country from abroad have become the main risk.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a briefing that health checks and quarantine measures are being imposed equally to Chinese nationals and foreigners entering China from overseas.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; writing by Se Young Lee; editing by Christian Schmollinger

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