Attention! Must Get COVID-19 Testing If You are in Qingdao!
The city of Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province has activated a plan to conduct a city-wide nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 after new cases were reported. If you are in Qingdao, or have been to Qingdao in recent days, please check the latest measures and regulations. CURRENT SITUATION IN QINGDAOQingdao, Shandong province, has a population of more than 11 million. The city has vowed to complete city-wide nucleic acid testing within five days starting from Monday. The city has begun a program of free nucleic acid testing of all residents after new COVID-19 cases were linked to a local pulmonary hospital. The city’s health authority said the tests across the city were expected to be completed over a five-day span. According to the media reports, over 7.5 million people had been sampled for nucleic acid testing by 9:30 am Wednesday in the city. Qingdao authorities on Wednesday held a press conference on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the city. So far, the city in east China’s Shandong Province has collected over 4.23 million samples for coronavirus testing as of Tuesday afternoon, the local health authority said. The city’s Loushanhou community is the only area in middle risk in the Chinese mainland, while other areas in the mainland are in low-risk. RELEVANT MEASURES IN OTHER CITIESThere are several cities introducing further restrictions on those who have been to Qingdao in the past 14 days. Guangzhou has included those who have come to the city from or have lived in Qingdao within 14 days in the health service management. If the above-mentioned people have a fever, they will be required for isolation and nucleic acid test. For those who come to Sichuan from Qingdao, they need to undergo a 7-day quarantine at home. Negative result of NAT valid within 7 days is also required according to the national requirements on the prevention and control of the outbreak. Macao announced that passengers who have been to Qingdao within 14 days before arrival need to undergo a 14-day quarantine of medical isolation at designated places.