The Chinese capital Beijing further enhanced epidemic control, as negative nucleic acid test results are required for travelers who have been to the medium and high risk areas, and more domestic flights to the city’s Daxing Airport have been canceled.
Xu Hejian, spokesman of the Beijing Municipal Government, briefed the press on the latest epidemic situation Saturday.
“From 0:00 on Aug 6 to 15:00 on August 7, Beijing reported neither new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, suspected cases or asymptomatic cases nor imported confirmed cases, suspected cases or asymptomatic cases,” he said.
The capital city with a population of more than 20 million still faces the risks of imported cases and epidemic rebound, and so its responses must be more rapid, strict and practical, Xu reiterated. The city strives to secure zero infection.
“We will further tighten the epidemic prevention management on risk personnel entering or returning to Beijing. For those who are still in medium and high-risk county-level areas and those who have traveled to these areas in the past 14 days but have to enter or return to Beijing, we will use pop-up texts to inform them that they must follow local epidemic control requirements and defer their entering or returning to Beijing.
The railway, civil aviation and highway checkpoints must strengthen far-end passenger screening and check their Beijing health code.
Those with green Beijing health code can return to Beijing if they have negative nucleic acid test result certificate done within 48 hours before boarding airplanes or trains. We will enforce epidemic control measures such as health monitoring on them after their arrival,” Xu announced.
“We have upgraded the epidemic control policies at the Daxing Airport. Currently, the airport only handles domestic flights but no international passenger or cargo flights. So far the flights from 15 domestic cities to the Daxing International Airport have been canceled.
They are the cities of Shenyang, Nanjing, Yangzhou, Haikou, Changde, Zhangjiajie, Chengdu (Tianfu), Yibin, Wuxi, Dalian, Yantai, Mianyang, Wuhu, Baoshan, and Shanghai Pudong,” said Wen Wu, deputy general manager of the Beijing Daxing International Airport.