A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP
A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP

Japan bans coronavirus-infected travellers after outcry over lax response

  • Evacuees from Wuhan – the epicentre of the outbreak – had earlier been allowed home despite refusing to be tested for the virus
  • From Saturday, the ban will come into force alongside broad new powers to test and hospitalise travellers where necessary

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP
A passenger is carried on a stretcher following the arrival in Tokyo of the third charter flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP
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