Mar 16, 2020 05:16 PM

Quick Take: Hong Kong Extends Travel Restrictions to Italy, Japan

What’s new: Hong Kong has extended its restrictions on incoming visitors as part of its Covid-19 control efforts. Under new rules, visitors who have been to Italy, as well as parts of France, Germany, Japan and Spain in the last 14 days, will need to be quarantined at a special facility upon arrival.

Why you should care: The move comes as Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland are bringing their own outbreaks under control, and are now starting to worry about importing cases from abroad as the rest of the world deals with growing infections. Italy and Japan have been two of the worst-hit countries since the outbreak went global. The number of Italians killed by the virus is now second only to China.

Quick Takes are condensed versions of China-related stories for fast news you can use. To read the full Caixin article in Chinese, click here

Read related Caixin news in English: Hong Kong Downplays Threat of Humans Catching Covid-19 From Pets 

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