Poland on Friday said it was shutting its borders to foreign travellers to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected at least 68 people.
It would also impose two weeks of quarantine on people returning from abroad, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters.
“Most of the cases that have been propagating the coronavirus epidemic in Poland are imported cases,” he said.
“We don’t want the coronavirus to head our way in droves.”
Morawiecki said Poland’s borders would be closed for 10 days, but that the government might prolong the shutdown.