Beijing City Strengthens COVID-19 Guidance For Travel From Chinese Areas With Land Ports.
BEIJING: The city of Beijing said that people who recently visited land ports of entry on China’s borders should avoid the Chinese capital and that national authorities are concerned about the risk of COVID-19 transmission from abroad as they fight a month-long outbreak.
The small northern administrative divisions of Heihe, Erenhot, and Ejina, along China’s borders with Russia and Mongolia, were among the areas hardest hit by a national outbreak since mid-October that resulted in more than 1,200 cases of transmission. showing confirmed symptoms.
Although China’s infection figures are lower than in many other countries and a dozen provincial regions have already controlled the recent outbreak, it is pursuing a zero-tolerance policy against local groupings with strict measures along international borders and other areas of higher risk. for transmission.
People who have traveled in the previous two weeks to county-level administrative divisions with international overland ports of entry are advised not to enter China’s capital for non-essential purposes, starting on November 17, reported Beijing Daily. on Saturday (November 13).
The report did not mention any specific measures that would be taken to curb unnecessary entry into the area.
Those intending to enter the city must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from the previous 48 hours, Beijing Daily said.