Beijing airport receives worldwide flights

Beijing, September 3

Beijing’s predominant worldwide airport on Thursday started once more receiving worldwide flights from a restricted variety of international locations thought of at low danger of coronavirus an infection.

Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, Canada and Sweden, should present a unfavorable nucleic acid take a look at for coronavirus earlier than boarding, metropolis authorities spokesperson Xu Hejian advised reporters.

Passenger arrivals will probably be restricted to roughly 500 per day throughout an preliminary trial interval and all might want to bear further testing for the virus on arrival, adopted by two weeks of quarantine.

The first flight beneath the brand new association, Air China CA746, arrived from Pnom Penh, Cambodia simply earlier than 7:00 am.

Beginning in March, all worldwide flights to Beijing had been redirected to a dozen different cities the place passengers have been examined and processed earlier than being allowed to journey on to the Chinese capital.

China has gone weeks with out new instances of native an infection and on Thursday recorded 11 instances introduced from outdoors the nation. China has recorded a complete of 4,634 deaths from COVID-19 amongst 85,077 instances because the virus was first detected within the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan late final 12 months, sparking the worldwide pandemic. — AP

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