OREANDA-NEWS. On March 26, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the introduction of a temporary ban on entry into the country for foreigners with valid visas and with residence permits due to the spread of a new type of coronavirus in the world.

“Considering the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China for foreigners who have visas or residence permits,” the agency’s statement reads. This measure will take effect from March 28. “Suspension is a temporary measure that China is forced to take in light of the situation associated with the outbreak of coronavirus and the experience of other countries,” the Ministry’s message explains.

The coronavirus epidemic began in China, but now the country has coped with the infection: there are very few local cases of infection.