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Stricter COVID-19 control measures at Putuoshan airport

Updated : 2021-12-20 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Passengers show their health and travel QR codes before entering Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, rolled out stricter COVID-19 control measures on Dec 17 due to an outbreak of the pandemic in the province.

All passengers at Putuoshan airport are required to wear face masks, have their temperatures taken and show their health and travel QR codes before entering the terminal.

Passengers who have an asterisk in their green health QR codes are required to test negative 48 hours before departure.

Children aged under three are not required to test negative 48 hours before departure.

Passengers heading to Beijing from Putuoshan airport are required to test negative 48 hours prior to departure and show a green code on the Beijing health kit app before boarding.

Those heading to other cities are advised to consult the airline or destination airport about their COVID-19 prevention and control requirements.

Zhejiang reported 79 new cases on Dec 17, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the latest outbreak to 423, with four new cases in Ningbo and no new cases in Hangzhou, the provincial capital. All cases were identified as infections of the highly-transmissible Delta variant.

Shaoxing, the hardest-hit city in the province, reported 75 new cases and one asymptomatic carrier on Dec 17. It added the city's total number of confirmed cases to 329 plus two asymptomatic cases.