China shortens suspensions for international flights linked to Covid cases

China shortens suspensions for international flights linked to Covid cases

Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in Hong Kong, China, August 1, 2022. — Reuters pic

Sunday, 07 Aug 2022 9:57 AM MYT

BEIJING, Aug 7 — China has shortened the suspension time for inbound international flights on routes found to have Covid-19 cases starting on August 7.

The country’s aviation regulator said in a statement on Sunday that flights on a route with an identified coronavirus case will be suspended for one week if 4 per cent of passengers test positive, and two weeks if 8 per cent of passengers test positive. — Reuters