...The Chinese government is closing its borders to foreign nationals to prevent a resurgence of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
...The move signals an attempt by officials in China, the epicenter of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, to avoid having foreigners with visas or residency permits reintroduce the deadly bug into the Asian nation, just as cases there wane, Axios.com reported Thursday.
..."The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries," the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, Axios reported.
...On March 19, health officials reported no new cases in a 24-hour period for the first time since the outbreak.
...China also came under fire earlier this week when it was revealed that the country donated less than 3 percent toward the World Health Organization's $675 million coronavirus fundraising drive.
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