China urges citizens to delay foreign travel over virus fears

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 28 2020 02:11 PM

A woman wearing a face mask uses her cellphone at the Tiananmen Square, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China Jan. 27, 2020. Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

BEIJING - China on Tuesday urged its citizens to postpone trips abroad as the country expands a massive effort to contain a viral outbreak that has killed more than 100 people nationwide.

The travel recommendation was issued "in order to protect the health and safety of Chinese and foreign people," the National Immigration Administration said in a statement.