According to the Yonhap news agency, South Korea’s prime minister stated that “South Korea will bar entry by foreigners who have visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak in China” on Sunday.
The entry ban will start on Tuesday, Yonhap reported, citing Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun.
South Korea reported three new affirmed instances of the virus, acquiring the aggregate to 15 cases in the country.
The death toll in China took off to 304 on Sunday, with specialists reporting 45 new deaths from the previous day.
There were 2,590 new affirmed cases in China, carrying the aggregate to more than 14,500.
The WHO a week ago announced the outbreak a global health emergency.
The Philippines declared it would immediately stop the entries of any foreign travelers from China. The United States, Australia, and Israel have alerted their own citizens from traveling to China, and have restricted foreign nationals from visiting on the off chance that they had been in China over the past 14 days.
The Philippines government reported the first Wuhan coronavirus death outside China, earlier Sunday.
Mongolia, Russia, and Nepal also shut their land borders, while Papua New Guinea ventured to prohibit anybody landing from ports or air terminals across Asia.