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China temporarily bars foreign visitors to stop imported cases of coronavirus

China has barred Foreign nationals excluding country, diplomats and those providing necessary economic, scientific or technological services or emergency humanitarian support.

The restriction is precautionary measurement to curb the spread and return of coronavirus where first noticed in December 2019.

The Chinese National Health Commission on Friday March 27, announced 81,340 confirmed cases and 3,292 death from the virus known as COVID-19.

The rules seem dramatic, many foreign airlines had already stopped flying to China – and a number of cities already had restrictions for arrivals.

There were no new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Hubei province, China, including the city of Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first discovered.

Though China has reported fewer new cases in recent days, it has however recorded more “imported cases”. There were 55 new cases across China on Thursday, 54 of them came from overseas.

The total number of cases in the U.S. reached 82,404, eclipsing China’s 81,782 confirmed infections and Italy at 80,589, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.

Italy’s death toll rises above 8,000 as the country exposure to the fast-spreading coronavirus than anywhere else in the world.

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 511,000 while the death toll is higher than 23,000 with nearly 121,000 patients having recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the U.S

Italy surpasses China in number coronavirus deaths

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