Authorities in China reported the first suspected case of the Wuhan coronavirus in Tibet, the only region to have avoided the virus so far.
The potential spread to Tibet will renew concerns about how easily the virus is transmitted, particularly when people are asymptomatic.
On Tuesday, Tibet announced the indefinite closure of all tourist attractions, state-run newspaper People’s Daily reported, citing the regional Communist Party committee.
All travelers, including tourists, entering Tibet are now required to register with authorities and be quarantined for 14 days.
Tibet is a remote and mountainous autonomous region of mainland China that is often referred to as the "the roof of the world."
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This post has been amended to clarify it is a suspected case in Tibet.