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Beijing starts receiving flights from a few select countries

Planes from several countries will be able to fly to the capital of China, but not from Germany or Russia. Upon arrival, all visitors will be sent to quarantine and self-isolation.

Beijing Airport, after a six-month break, on Thursday, September 3, resumed receiving flights from a few selected countries. Deutsche Welle writes about it.

At first, planes from only eight countries will be able to fly to the capital of China, where the rate of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is relatively low. Germany and Russia are not among them.

Airplanes from Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Greece will be able to fly from Europe to Beijing. Flights from Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Canada are also allowed to the capital of the PRC. At the same time, the representative of the Beijing city administration stressed that all passengers must also be natives of these countries.

Before flying to Beijing, passengers from eight selected countries will have to submit a negative coronavirus test result, and upon arrival, undergo mandatory quarantine at the central base and then observe self-isolation at home for seven days.

At the first stage, Beijing will receive only five planes a day and a maximum of 500 passengers. Subsequently, the number of accepted passengers is planned to increase to one thousand. These will be the first flights to Beijing since March 23, when the capital of the PRC closed its airport for international flights. Earlier, China criticized the United States and other countries for imposing restrictions on passengers from the PRC amid the outbreak of a pandemic, but at the end of March, it closed the borders for foreigners by canceling the already issued entry visas.

In recent months, China has eased the restrictions somewhat, allowing, for example, businessmen from Germany to make several flights to China on the planes of the German Chamber of Commerce in China, subject to special permission and subject to quarantine. Beijing, however, was under special protection, so international flights to the capital of the PRC were still banned.

China, where at the end of December 2019 the first cases of coronavirus were detected in the city of Wuhan, thanks to the introduction of tough measures, it was possible to take the situation with SARS-CoV-2 under almost complete control, which led to the normalization of public life. For many days, local cases of infection have not been recorded in the PRC, all registered new cases of coronavirus are imported.

Recall that on January 30, WHO recognized the coronavirus as a global problem. Later, the EU authorities launched an innovative Horizon 2020 program to research the coronavirus.

It is impossible to stop the coronavirus COVID-19 in the European Union, as stated by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

We previously reported that according to the WHO, a mask can be effective only if a number of rules are followed and, together with regular hand cleaning. However, due to the loose fit to the face, it only slightly reduces the likelihood of infection.

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