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Sep 09, 2022 07:40 PM
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China ‘Normalizes’ Covid Tests Nationwide Including in Regions With No Cases

Passengers line up at Beijing's Daxing airport to take nucleic acid tests on Aug. 17. Photo: VCG
Passengers line up at Beijing's Daxing airport to take nucleic acid tests on Aug. 17. Photo: VCG

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) plans to expand testing nationwide to cover areas that have no current Covid-19 cases ahead of two major public holidays and the Communist Party's national congress in October.

Between Sept. 10 and Oct. 31, people traveling between provinces will need to get tested upon arrival at airports, train stations, highway exits and ports. They will also be required to present a 48-hour negative test result to use long-distance buses and trains.

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