China to bar entry to most foreigners: foreign ministry

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26 mars 2020, 16.46

China will block most foreigners from entering the country -- including those with valid visas and residence permits -- to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

"The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation," the ministry said in a statement, adding that the measure will take effect from midnight Saturday.