Japan refuses entry of foreigners staying in Hubei Province | Coronavirus Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on the night of 31 that all foreigners who have stayed in Hubei Province, including Wuhan, China, within 14 days of applying for entry to Japan, are denied entry. 

Coronavirus outbreak in Japan.
Coronavirus outbreak in Japan.

Coronavirus outbreak in Japan: Holders of Chinese passports issued by Hubei Province will also be barred from entering the country. 

⬛ The Government has raised the infectious disease alert level in all regions outside Hubei Province of China to "second level" and has called for "careful visits in unnecessary and non-emergency situations. 

As for Hubei Province, maintain the "three levels" of appeals to stay away. In view of the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the epidemic has been classified as a "public health emergency of international concern", Japan has strengthened its measures to combat border crossings.

Denial of entry as a rare measure will come into effect at 0am on 1 February. This is an initiative based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and does not apply to Japanese nationals. Abe announced at the meeting of the government's response headquarters.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is the first time that the infectious disease alert level has been divided into 4 levels by 2015, and the level across China has been set at "second level" or higher.

JTB decided to suspend all travel to China, including Hong Kong and Macao, until departure on February 29. The Chinese government has now banned group travel. Abe told the Senate Budget Committee that in response to the tourism industry, "I also want to explore the use of reservation fees.

⬛ The Japanese government announced on the night of Feb. 31 that 25 of the people who returned from Wuhan on the third evacuation charter flight have returned to the hospital. 

Of the 210 people who have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the second charter flight, two have no symptoms but are infected with the new coronavirus. In addition, Chiba Prefecture tour guides who have been in contact with Nara Prefecture bus drivers have been infected with the new coronavirus. 

The Japanese government will implement a decree on February 1st stating that the new pneumonia is a "designated infection" based on the "Infectious Disease Law", which may adopt measures such as mandatory hospitalization and employment restriction. 

⬛ On the evening of 31st, the plan to be implemented on 7th February will be brought forward through a roving cabinet meeting.