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Taiwan plans to bar all new arrivals by foreign nationals, adding to the growing ranks of governments shutting their borders in a bid to slow the global spread of the coronavirus.

The ban on arrivals will start Thursday, according to Chen Shih-chung, the head of Taiwan’s coronavirus command center. Exceptions will be granted to those with residence permits, diplomats and anyone arriving to carry out commercial contracts.

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