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‘Stop coming to Beijing,’ China advises foreign diplomats

China’s Foreign Ministry is advising foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a daily briefing that the ministry was aware of confirmed coronavirus cases among foreign diplomats in China, Reuters reported.

Beijing has indefinitely banned foreigners from entering the country to curb cases involving travelers from overseas.

However, China has chartered planes to repatriate its nationals in countries with severe outbreaks.

The National Health Commission on Friday reported 31 new cases, compared with 35 a day earlier and down dramatically from the height of the crisis in February:

‘All but two of the new cases involved travelers from overseas.’