China says countries’ COVID measures should not affect personnel exchange

Bich Thuan, VOV’s journalist in China
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(VOVWORLD) -Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Wednesday asked countries to scientifically respond to the pandemic and not to let it affect normal personnel exchanges. 
China says countries’ COVID measures should not affect personnel exchange - ảnh 1Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin (Photo: TASS)

He made the call at a regular press conference on Tuesday in Beijing, when some countries have tightened quarantine requirements for passengers from China. China has eased COVID-19 control measures towards opening borders on January 8, 2023.

Wang said that since COVID-19 broke out, the Chinese government has constantly optimized prevention measures according to the situation, effectively coordinated disease control and socio-economic development, made important contributions to the global fight against the pandemic and economic recovery.       

He called for a “science-based response and coordinated approach” to keep travel safe and “promote a steady and sound recovery of the world economy.”

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tuesday that Japan will tighten border control for COVID-19 by requiring tests for all visitors from China starting Friday. Those who test positive will be quarantined for seven days at designated facilities.

The US is considering new COVID-19 regulations for travelers coming from China. Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Italy have imposed entry requirements such as testing, monitoring, and tracing of Chinese passengers.