Virus-stricken city of Shenzhen implements tighter travel restrictions, disinfects at airport
Airport workers walk past closed stores at Baoan International Airport in Shenzhen, southern China’s Guangdong Province, June 19, 2021. Photo: CFP
Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong Province, enforces stricter restrictions on overseas travel, with all airport stores closed and disinfection carried out, after new cases were reported related to the city airport.
Baoan International Airport has improved its level of epidemic prevention and control due to recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the airport, China’s Central Television reported on Sunday.
“All stores in the terminal should be closed, and staff will carry out large-scale disinfection on the grounds of the terminal transportation center,” said Chen Minsheng, deputy secretary of the Shenzhen Airport Group Party Committee, at a press conference. conference on Sunday.
“All staff who have direct contact with passengers in the terminal should wear Level 1 protective clothing when working,” Chen said.
38 confirmed cases were found on an international flight CA868 on June 10, according to the press conference.
The city has further tightened checks on passengers on CA868 international flights and sent experts to guide prevention work in treatment hospitals. The medical personnel involved in the medical treatment are under closed operation management, having nucleic acid tests once a day.
As of Sunday, all passengers who plan to leave Shenzhen Province through airports, train stations, bus stations, passenger terminals or other transportation stations will be required to provide a negative nucleic acid test within 48 hours. hours, Xu Zhongping, deputy director of Shenzhen Transportation Bureau said at the press conference.
Shenzhen reported two locally confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, one of which, nicknamed Zhu, is a 21-year-old waitress at Baoan International Airport.
Genome sequencing shows the virus case has the same origin with the three cases imported on international flight CA868 and a June 14 case, all of which were the Delta variant – a COVID-19 strain first detected in India .
A residential area of the case in Baoan District was designated as a medium risk area as of Friday.