UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A sharp outbreak of coronavirus in South Korea immediately prompted 12 countries to impose restrictions on the entry of citizens from the East Asian republic.
In particular, restrictions were imposed by Bahrain, Oman, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Samoa, Brunei, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kiribati and other countries. Basically, in these states, citizens arriving from South Korea will be required to undergo 14-day quarantine.
Meanwhile, a big “ surprise ” was presented to Seoul by Israel, which completely prohibited the South Koreans from entering the country. The decision of the authorities was so unexpected that it caused some inconvenience.
Thus, a Korean Air KE 957 airline with 130 passengers on board was stopped at Tel Aviv Airport. All foreigners, including Koreans, were denied entry. In this regard, after two hours, the ship went back.
The South Korean Foreign Ministry has already expressed regret to its citizens in connection with this situation and demanded that such incidents not be repeated.
Recall that an outbreak of coronavirus was recorded in late December in China. The first case of infection in South Korea was recorded in mid-January. And by February 23, the number of people infected with “Chinese pneumonia” increased to 602 people , the number of deaths increased to six. The authorities of the PRC said that the incubation period of the disease can last more than 14 days.
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