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Angola to bar entry of citizens from virus-hit countries

Officials wearing protective suits stand in a room with evacuees taken out of the Chinese city of Wuhan, inside the Chhawla Quarantine Facility in New Delhi, India, 27 February 2020. A group of 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals, including eight families with children, have been evacuated by the Indian government from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Indo-Tibetan Border Police Handout)

JOHANNESBURG, March 1 (Reuters) - Angola will prohibit the entry of citizens from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria, if they travel directly from those countries, as a precaution against the coronavirus, official news agency ANGOP reported on Sunday.

The restriction would not apply to citizens that had travelled via a third country, the report added. (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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