January 28, 2020 / 1:25 AM / 22 days ago

China encourages people to reconsider timing of overseas travel to curb virus spread

FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at LAX from Shanghai, China, after a positive case of the coronavirus was announced in the Orange County suburb of Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s National Immigration Administration encouraged citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to reduce cross-border movement to help contain the new coronavirus, it said in a statement published on its official WeChat account on Tuesday.

Reporting by Winni Zhou, Josh Horwitz and David Stanway; Editing by Tom Hogue

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