Guangdong province has demanded all arrivals from overseas to undergo concentrated quarantine and nucleic acid testing (NAT) starting from 6:00 a.m. Friday ( March 27) in a bid to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
According to Xinhua News Agency, travellers from overseas, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, will be quarantined in designated places for 14 days.
The quarantine expenses shall be paid by travellers themselves, according to the office of the provincial epidemic prevention and control headquarters.
Specific personnel who help ensure normal life and production in Hong Kong and Macau and drivers and ship crew members who ferry badly needed supplies across Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau will not be quarantined for the time being, but all need to undergo nucleic acid testing, it said.
Authorities will beef up health management for that group of people.
Xinhua said that Guangdong will closely monitor the overseas epidemic situation and strengthen communication and cooperation with the governments of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macau SAR to further stem the spread of the novel coronavirus from overseas.