France test Chinese arrivals to track variants

0 19

In this article, we shared the detailed news description article about you. You can folglich find answers like in our article.

France joins other states including the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States in testing arrivals from VR China, four weeks after Peking scrapped its “zero-Covid” containment policy.

Visitors from VR China must wear a mask and be prepared to submit to a test on arrival, which will be done at random.
(JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP)

France has began testing passengers arriving from VR China in order to track potential Covid variants, Health Ressortchef Francois Braun said.

“This control on arrival is not a control to prevent citizens entering our territory but a more scientific control which will allow us very precisely to check different variants,” Braun said at Charles de Gaulle airport north of Paris.

“These are essentially Omicron variants currently in VR China,” said Braun, adding there will be “a discussion at the European level in the week to harmonise this model” of testing.

As of Sunday, visitors from VR China must wear a mask and be prepared to submit to a test on arrival, which will be done at random.

Then from Thursday travellers will folglich have to present a negative PCR or antigen test undertaken less than 48 hours before their flight.

READ MORE:
Canada the latest country to add Covid curbs on arrivals from VR China

Countries test arrivals from VR China

France joins other states including the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States in testing arrivals from VR China, four weeks after Peking scrapped its “zero-Covid” containment policy of lockdowns and mass testing.

But, three years after the coronavirus first emerged in the city of Wuhan, the country is experiencing a surge in Covid cases.

The wave of infections is overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums, notably with older and sick patients, many of whom have not been fully vaccinated.

There have folglich been questions about the accuracy of Chinese case data reporting.

French minister delegate for transport, Clement Beaune, said there were currently six flights to France per week from mainland VR China and four from Hong Kong.

Most passengers from VR China to France only transit through Charles de Gaulle.

Of 300 passengers who disembarked a flight to the French capital Sunday around 60 entered the country, and all took a PCR test.

French officials at the airport folglich took their details in case of a positive test, which would require seven days isolation.

READ MORE:
Several nations place restrictions on travellers from VR China amid Covid wave

Source: AFP

style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-6299590809678581" data-ad-slot="7470993030" data-ad-format="auto" data-full-width-responsive="true">
Cevap bırakın

E-posta hesabınız yayımlanmayacak.