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Shanghai Adds Eight More Countries to Mandatory Quarantine List, Brings Total to 16

Mar 17, 2020 | 16:12 Tue
As the COVID-19 outbreak develops, Shanghai's travel and quarantine policies develop. The Shanghai government has added eight more countries (UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria) to their list of hotspots, according to an announcement published today on their WeChat. That brings the total to 16, in addition to South Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, Spain and the United States. Travelers to Shanghai who have been in any of these countries in the last 14 days will be asked to complete quarantine either at home or at designated quarantine facilities. This is not the voluntary self-quarantine, but a mandatory and enforceable quarantine. The announcement also mentions that Shanghai will amend the list of high-risk countries as the situation develops.

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