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Mandatory 2-week self-isolation begins on all overseas arrivals to S. Korea to battle imported COVID-19 cases Updated: 2020-04-01 09:55:47 KST

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Under new anti-coronavirus policies announced recently, from today, South Korea will require ALL people arriving from overseas even South Korean nationals to self-isolate and be placed in quarantine for fourteen days.
The move comes as South Korea looks to stem the number of imported cases in the country.
As of midnight Wednesday, arrivals that don't have a permanent residence in South Korea will be required to stay at designated government-run facilities.
Those under isolation will be required to report their health conditions to the authorities via a mobile app in real time.
Exemptions have been made for diplomats, foreign government officials and humanitarian missions entering South Korea.
Instead they will undergo mandatory health check-ups, including a coronavirus test.
Violators could face jail time or a fine,… and foreigners subject to immediate deportation.
In addition, South Korea will bring back a group of South Korean nationals from Italy country of Italy on a chartered flight this afternoon.
A second flight will depart on Thursday.
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