China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and Business Advisory

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China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and Business Advisory

China recorded 112 new confirmed cases, of which 43 were imported (11 in Guangdong, 8 in Fujian, 4 in Tianjin, 4 in Shanghai, 3 in Jiangsu, 3 in Chongqing, 3 in Yunnan, 2 in Inner Mongolia, 1 in Beijing, 1 in Shanxi, 1 in Zhejiang, 1 in Jiangxi, and 1 in Hubei) and 69 domestically transmitted cases (52 in Anhui, 7 in Shaanxi, 3 in Beijing, 3 in Shanghai, 3 in Shandong, and 1 in Guangdong). No new deaths were recorded. There were 306 new asymptomatic infections, of which 40 were imported and 266 were locally transmitted (179 in Anhui, 66 in Jiangsu, 7 in Fujian, 5 in Shanghai, 4 in Shandong, 2 in Guangdong, 2 in Shaanxi, and 1 in Liaoning). There were 1,774 asymptomatic infections still under medical observation, of which 384 were imported.To get more news about china coronavirus update, you can visit shine news official website.
As of 15:00, July 5, 2022, China recorded 185 high-risk areas (1 in Beijing, 2 in Tianjin, 14 in Liaoning, 2 in Shanghai, 32 in Jiangsu, 117 in Anhui, 12 in Fujian, and 5 in Shaanxi) and 79 medium-risk areas.
Anhui province becomes a new epicenter: Over the past week, Anhui reported more than 850 cases, making it a new epicenter in China. Neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces have also been affected by cases spilling over from Anhui. Despite the COVID flareups, local governments in these provinces are trying to maintain business and travel as usual instead of shutting down their economy. However, it remains to be seen to what extent the local governments can balance out these objectives – maintaining growth and achieving disease control.
Shanghai to reopen cinemas from July 8, 2022: According to a notice released by the Shanghai Film Bureau, Shanghai will reopen movie theaters starting from July 8, 2022, following a more than two-month closure since March 10, 2022 due to the city’s COVID-19 outbreak. There will be no food and drink sold or allowed in cinemas and visitors will need to provide a negative nucleic acid text from the last 72 hours and wear masks. Starting from July 1, 2022, museums and art galleries, as well as all indoor and outdoor A-level tourist attractions, have been gradually reopened across the city.
As of July 1, 2022, a PU Letter will no longer be required to apply for a Chinese business M-visa, as per the announcement of the Chinese Embassies in Italy, France, the UK, and Singapore. For more information on PU letter updates, please refer to our China Briefing Article: PU Letter Exemption for Z-Work Visa Applicants: Latest Updates
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced that in order to ease traveling, cities with positive COVID-19 cases will no longer be marked with an asterisk (*) on China’s travel code (行程卡 xingcheng ka). Asterisks had been used before to prevent people from visiting areas and cities if they had recently visited or resided in a place with COVID-19 cases. Official announcements from local authorities of cities with recent major outbreaks (such as Beijing and Shanghai) are yet to be released.
Hong Kong might cut down hotel quarantine for inbound travellers to five days, with another two to be spent in home isolation. The news has been reported to the SCMP by Professor Lo Chung-mau, who will become the new secretary for health on July 1, 2022.
According to the latest version of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Plan released by the National Health Commission, the quarantine time for inbound travelers and close contacts of confirmed has been reduced to 7+3.
Shanghai allows dine-in. The Shanghai municipal government announced that effective June 29, restaurants will be allowed to accommodate dine-in customers once there have been no positive Covid-19 cases in their area within the previous week. Individual districts are responsible for assessing their risk areas and implementing openings accordingly.
Beijing kids are back in class. Starting from June 27, 2022, Beijing’s education commission reported the return to in-person learning for students in primary, middle, and high school.
Shenzhen shuts down the city district of Futian. On June 26, 2022, Shenzhen closed wholesale markets, cinemas, and gyms in the central district of Futian, nearby Hong Kong, for the following three days to prevent a wider spread of Covid-19 cases.
More cities cut quarantine time for international arrivals. At least eight cities in China have cut quarantine times for international arrivals from 14 to 10 or seven days, according to a report from the Global Times. The cities are Nanjing, Wuxi, Changzhou, Beijing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xiamen, and Ningbo. Beijing cut the quarantine period from 10 days to a 7+7 model (seven days of centralized quarantine plus seven days of home quarantine) starting from May 15 on a trial basis. Nanjing in Jiangsu province has also cut the centralized quarantine time from 14 to seven days, starting two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Chengdu, Xiamen, and Ningo have shortened the centralized quarantine time from 14 to 10 days. Other ports of entry still impose a minimum of 14 days of centralized quarantine. People planning on traveling to China are still encouraged to consult with their local embassy or consulate to confirm all travel and quarantine requirements before traveling as the requirements are subject to change.

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