At least 71 countries restricting entry of people traveling from S. Korea

over 70 countries are restricting entry
from South Korea due to the rapid spread of Kovac 19 in the country to deal with
a situation the government is stepping up efforts on the diplomatic front our
own Ji Young has more as the number of kovat 19 cases soars in South Korea
about a third of United Nations member countries are restricting the entry of
people traveling from South Korea according to data from the foreign
ministry as of Saturday afternoon at least 71 countries are putting in place
stronger quarantine measures or outright entry bans to restrict visitors from
South Korea over coronavirus concerns this is an increase of six countries
from the previous day vietnamese authorities have rejected the landing of
a plane at an airport in Hanoi arriving from South Korea on Saturday the Oceania
Airlines flight the country’s second biggest carrier was enroute to Vietnam
when it turned back to Incheon International Airport around 40 minutes
after departing for Hanoi on Saturday morning
according to Oceania it decided to turn back the flight when Vietnamese
authorities asked the airplane to land at Van Daan International Airport which
is about 140 kilometers away from novi international airport in Hanoi where it
originally planned to land at least 33 countries are banning or partially
banning the entry of people arriving from South Korea up to from the previous
day the list includes Malaysia and Lebanon which were among the latest that
decided to implement the measures Kyrgyzstan will tighten up their
measures to enforce entry bans on Sunday by barring people arriving from
countries within an increasing number of Kovan 19 patients Japan and Singapore
are prohibiting travelers from other countries who have visited tegu and
tendu in the Kong song book to province in the past 14 days Hong Kong and
Mongolia are barring travelers arriving from South Korea also at least 38
nations including Latvia and Bulgaria in Europe have toughened entry procedures
up from 34 on the previous day nine provinces in China including Shandong
Leone and Shang hi our strengthening the entry measures
imposed on incoming foreigners from South Korea despite the rising number of
countries imposing entry bends the South Korean government said diplomatic
efforts are underway to resolve the issues we have strongly protested to
some governments that took such measures without prior notice our diplomatic
missions are actively negotiating with other countries so we don’t see any more
situations that may baffle our nationals she added that although the number of
confirmed cases are rising in the country the international community and
the World Health Organization assessment is that they trust in South Korea’s
ability to deal with the outbreak at the same time the foreign ministry has
advised citizens to refrain from traveling to those restricted countries
Tom Jiyeon Arirang news

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