Florida Walks Back Call for All Global Travelers to Self-Isolate

(Bloomberg) -- Florida walked back its call for all travelers arriving from abroad to self-isolate for two weeks over coronavirus concern.

Travelers arriving from high-risk countries China, Iran, Italy or South Korea should self-isolate for 14 days, the health department said in the new statement.

The new statement, which cited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, also said those who had just returned from a cruise should limit interactions and pay close attention to their health.

There have been 18 coronavirus cases connected to Florida, including several Florida residents currently in another state. The state’s outsize elderly population and its popularity with international travelers present unique challenges in combating the virus.

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