El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele has imposed a national quarantine that prohibits any foreigners from entering El Salvador for 30 days to try to keep out the new coronavirus.
Bukele also said public and private schools would be closed for 21 days.
El Salvador has no confirmed cases of the virus.
Wednesday’s announcement comes one day after Bukele said residents of Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala would need a passport to enter El Salvador rather than just a national identification card. He reversed that move hours later.
Guatemala earlier Wednesday announced that it would not allow Europeans or citizens from China, Iran and North and South Korea to enter the country.
It also has no confirmed cases.