Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:13 a.m. ET March 28, 2020 | Updated 6:32 a.m. ET March 28, 2020CLOSEChina temporarily bans foreign nationals to curb coronavirusChina is temporarily prohibiting foreign nationals from entering the country in efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement Thursday saying the suspension will begin this weekend. There is currently no end date, though the agency said its measures will be “calibrated in light of the evolving situation and announced accordingly.” The ban will restrict non-Chinese citizens from entering the country, even those who have a valid visa or residency permit — visas issued after the announcement will still be recognized. Though China has reported fewer new cases in recent days, the nation got more “imported cases” as it relaxed travel constraints, observed Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  When should travel restrictions be lifted?Fauci warns of ‘imported’ coronavirus cases once they are eased’It’s been very chaotic’:Global response to coronavirus falters as pandemic worsens and Trump lashes out at ChinaFact check: Coronavirus originated in China, not elsewhere, researchers and studies sayCLOSE A portion of the Great Wall of China

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