A medical workers in protective suits and police wait for drivers at a checkpoint outside the city of Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province that is on lockdown after an outbreak of a new coronavirus, China, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
MORE countries have banned travel to China in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus
As the death toll rose above 300 in China, more countries have issued travel warnings and bans.
Vietnam has barred all flights from and to China. Overall, nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled since the outbreak.
Australia is temporarily denying entry to non-citizens who have recently travelled to the country. Japan also said it would bar foreigners who had recently been in the Chinese province at the centre of the outbreak, or whose passports were issued there.
Previously, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, France, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Germany and a host of others had issued travel warnings or bans to the Asian country.
African airlines have cancelled scheduled flights to China except Ethiopian Airlines. Last week, Nigeria issued a travel warning to China even as Nigerians in China were urged to tread with caution.
Several countries have barred flights from and to China and some countries are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who have recently travelled to China.
Some of the countries are barring foreigners who had recently been in the Chinese province at the centre of the outbreak, or whose passports were issued there.