China reported 12 more imported cases of the novel coronavirus today taking the total cases from abroad to 123. Beijing’s city government has ordered international arrivals to go into quarantine facilities for 14 days.
Travellers had previously been allowed to undergo the mandatory isolation at home, but now only those with “special circumstances” will be exempted from the new rules, and those sent to the facilities must pay for their stay.
Imported cases have outnumbered domestic infections for three straight days now.
There were only four new local cases in the country, and all were in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus was first detected in December, according to the National Health Commission.
The death toll in China now stands at 3,213 after 14 more fatalities were reported today.
Most of the over 80,000 infected patients in China have recovered and there are now fewer than 10,000 infected people, according to the National Health Commission.