Japan is expanding its entry ban to visitors from India and 10 other nations as part of border control steps to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday.

The Foreign Ministry raised its travel advisory for the 11 countries — Afghanistan, Argentina, India, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa — urging against any trips to the areas.

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