Beijing tightens entry checks as more imported cases arrive

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Added On March 13, 2020

INTRO
 
Beijing has tightened up entry checks at airports and epidemic prevention in communities with foreigners to minimize risks of imported cases.
 
China Report has the details.
 
PKG
 
According to a press conference held by the municipal government Wednesday, people entering Beijing from countries hit by the virus should undergo a 14-day home observation or a concentrated observation.
 
Those who enter the city for a short period of time need to stay in designated hotels and take nucleic acid tests, and they are not allowed to leave the hotels before the test results are out.
 
In face with the challenge of imported cases, Beijing Capital International Airport designated a special zone for inbound flights from high-risk countries.
 
 All passengers disembarking from such flights need to complete the process of health quarantine.
 
The airport has also ordered keeping the passenger rate on airport buses below 50 percent to reduce the risk of infections.
 
Passengers who transfer to and from Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport should cooperate with the health measures in place.
 
 
These measures will be adjusted in line with the epidemic situation.
 
According to the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, the national capital has basically contained local coronavirus spread.
 
After the outbreak, the city's government has attached the same importance to local citizens as to foreigners in Beijing.
 
Many foreign nationals have volunteered to join the public service for epidemic prevention and control together with community workers.