Millions of Chinese migrant workers planning to travel back to the countryside must now have a negative COVID test result within seven days of departure.
- People from medium or high risk areas
- Quarantine center staff
- Cold chain food industry workers
- Transport workers
- People in medium and high risk areas are discouraged from traveling on vacation.
Those who travel and test negative will not have to self-quarantine upon arrival.
They will be asked to monitor their health with daily temperature and symptom checks, and undergo two more tests on the seventh and fourteenth days after arrival.
The new measures will take effect from January 28 and will last until March 8.
This occurs when residents of the Daxing district of Beijing remain locked up.
Neither has been able on Wednesday due to a growing number of COVID-19 cases, according to local officials.
Individuals wishing to leave the district must submit a negative test within three days, a district notice announced.
More than 24,000 residents around the Daxing point of infection were also asked to stay home until further notice.
Daxing district has reported 11 confirmed cases since Sunday, according to the city’s health commission.
Schools and educational facilities in Beijing will have to complete all in-person learning by Saturday, and kindergartens have been closed as of today.
Meanwhile, college and university students are discouraged from leaving Beijing unless absolutely necessary.
China’s National Health Commission yesterday reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 across the country, including 18 imported infections.
Among the 126 locally transmitted cases, 68 were reported in Heilongjiang, 33 in Jilin, 20 in Hebei, two in Beijing, two in Shanxi and one in Shandong.
Additionally, 113 asymptomatic infections were reported nationwide, 16 of which were imported. China counts asymptomatic cases separately.