South Korea has joined countries that have lifted coronavirus restrictions placed on travelers arriving from China, with infection rates dropping. Today, Wednesday, the South Korean government decided to cancel post-entry coronavirus testing (PCR) for travelers. from China. However, travelers from China are still required to be tested for COVID-19 before entering.
And earlier, South Korean authorities announced that quarantine measures for arrivals from China will be further relaxed amid a decrease in the level of coronavirus infection among arrivals from this country, reports the South Korean broadcasting network KBS World.
Following the lifting of the zero-Covid policy, China stopped large-scale testing and extended lockdown and quarantine measures, and authorities worked to reclassify Covid-19 as a class B infectious disease, allowing authorities to relax surveillance measures.
The World Health Organization considered that the restrictions imposed by some countries in response to the outbreak of coronavirus infection in China are “understandable” due to the lack of information.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the organization, urged China to be more transparent about the epidemic situation in the country.