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Chinese citizens returning to Beijing will have to isolate themselves either at home or in a concentrated area for medical observation, the capital's government said on Friday.

The notice warns there will be legal consequences for those who don't comply with the 14-day quarantine. It did not elaborate on how the isolation will be enforced. While Beijing returnees were previously ordered to "self-quarantine" for two weeks, that measure allowed for occasional outings and implementation varied across neighborhoods.

Chinese officials have warned that the coronavirus may spread further as migrants return to their jobs in cities or other provinces after a prolonged Lunar New Year holiday.