China’s civil aviation regulator released tougher criteria for suspension of international flights on Wednesday to further curb imported COVID-19 cases.
If five passengers on a flight test positive, flights will be suspended for two weeks, rather than the week in the previous policy, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.
The suspension will still last for four weeks if 10 passengers test positive.
Feng Zhenglin, director of the CAAC, said preventing coronavirus cases would be a “quite tough” task throughout winter and spring next year.
He asked airlines to supervise and inspect the implementation of the latest pandemic prevention guidance, especially in regard to their staff and cargo and international passenger flights.
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