The Covid 19 back to scare in China. After the peak of infections in the southern province of Guangdong which in recent days has led the Beijing government to a new tightening on controls (anyone who leaves the region will have to be tested for the virus), from today 5 June Singapore imposes the stop at the entrance of people from the same area bordering Hong Kong. “Travelers who have been in Guangdong in the past 21 days will not be allowed to enter the country,” a note from the Ministry of Health read yesterday. Singapore citizens and permanent residents who have been in the Chinese province in the last period, on the other hand, will need to undergo a test for Covid-19 upon arrival at Changi Airport. People from other provinces of China will be required to take a test on arrival, and in case of negativity they will be able to enter the country.
Covid returns to China
In the country, therefore, more than a year after the outbreak of Wuhan from which the pandemic in coronavirus, the fear of new infections returns. Guangdong, the first province in China for economic production, is the epicenter of the latest wave of coronavirus that hit the eastern country in late May. Local authorities have imposed on people who leave Guangzhou – the provincial capital, a metropolis of over 15 million people – from airports, train stations and bus stations to show evidence of a negative Covid test performed within three days. The government then required residents of five neighborhoods located in the Liwan district to stay at home and suspended non-essential activities, while entertainment venues and markets were closed. In March, the Chinese Communist Party said the virus was under control, easing most restrictions on domestic travel. According to the Commission, Guangdong had registered a total of 2,498 confirmed cases until yesterday, of which 1,040 were imported. Yesterday there were 15 at the local level.