China to strengthen prevention of imported COVID-19 infections through land border

Source:Xinhua 2020-04-07

 

A border inspection police officer checks information of a newly arrived inbound passenger in Chongqing, southwest China, March 29, 2020. Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals to further guard against imported cases of COVID-19.(Xinhua/Huang Wei)

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities Monday stressed measures to further prevent imported COVID-19 infections through land border.

The demand was made at a meeting of the leading group of China's COVID-19 epidemic response, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Noting the rapid spread of the pandemic overseas and the rising risk of imported cases through land border, the meeting urged local authorities to hold the defense line of communities, ports and borders.

A border inspection police officer checks information of a newly arrived inbound passenger in Chongqing, southwest China, March 29, 2020. Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals to further guard against imported cases of COVID-19.(Xinhua/Huang Wei)

China will support the border regions to step up their lab test and medical treatment capabilities while toughening port management, quarantine inspections and traffic controls in border areas.

Stricter epidemic control measures will be imposed in economic cooperation centers and trade markets along the border. Efforts will be made to ensure smooth international freight transport on the premise of safety.

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