COVID-19 vaccine status to be checked now at transportation facilities & foreign fairs

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Student receives covid-19 vaccine
On August 23, 2021, a pupil takes a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at Wenshu middle school in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, east China. The first dosage of COVID-19 vaccinations was administered in Nanjing to minors aged 12 to 17. (Ji Chunpeng/Xinhua)

As China continues to enhance epidemic protection against variations and advance vaccination rates, certain cities in China have implemented rules requiring COVID-19 vaccination record checks at foreign fairs and public transportation facility gates.

People who are not fully vaccinated, according to the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will not be allowed to participate in the China International Fair for Trade in Services, the world’s largest and richest first-class exhibition in global services trade, which will be held in Beijing from September 2 to 7.

At a news conference on Sunday, Liu Xiaofeng, a deputy director of the Beijing CDC, said the limits were put in place to safeguard the safety of the participants, especially because the Delta variation has become the most prevalent strain in recent outbreaks.

Guests who are not vaccinated could present nucleic acid testing certificates taken within 24 or 48 hours, according to Liu.

The fair will also extend the duration for investigating participants’ epidemiological histories from 14 to 21 days, and those who are at danger of infection will not be permitted to attend.

The subway system in Changsha, Hunan Province, Central China, announced on Sunday that passengers will be required to display COVID-19 immunization records before entering stations.

Starting Sunday, riders must present both their health QR codes and COVID-19 immunization certificates at the gate, according to a notification posted on WeChat by Changsha Metro.

Those who have not been vaccinated can attend the station after completing a questionnaire that includes their name, phone number, ID number, home address, and reasons for not being vaccinated.

On Saturday, Dalian, Liaoning Province in northeast China, implemented a similar restriction for airport passengers. According to the Beijing News, an airport employee indicated that no notice had been issued prohibiting passengers without immunization records from entering terminal buildings, but that they should “get the injection as soon as possible.”

According to the report, senior citizens who were not vaccinated for medical reasons could produce a medical statement from their doctors to the airport workers to explain their position.

As of Saturday, China had given out over 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

According to a press conference held by the State Council on Friday, the government has effectively managed the outbreaks that began in July in various sections of the country. COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a vaccine research and development expert, helped the government suppress the outbreak.