US President Donald Trump has issued an ordered temporarily stopping travellers who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus from entering the United States. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: US bars entry to foreigners travelling from mainland China, declares public health emergency

  • Foreign nationals arriving in the US from mainland China will be denied entry starting Sunday
  • US citizens who have been in Hubei province will be quarantined for two weeks
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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US President Donald Trump has issued an ordered temporarily stopping travellers who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus from entering the United States. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.