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Shenzhen relaxes Covid rules for commuters

2022-12-03 HKT 18:34
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  • Commuters in Shenzhen no longer need to produce a negative PCR test for Covid as of Saturday. File image: Shutterstock
    Commuters in Shenzhen no longer need to produce a negative PCR test for Covid as of Saturday. File image: Shutterstock
Shenzhen on Saturday relaxed Covid-19 measures in the bustling city, dropping a previous requirement for people using public transport to first produce proof of a negative PCR test.

The city's transport bureau announced that effective immediately, passengers only need to have their health codes checked and scan a QR code before entering specified places, including public transport such as subways and taxis.

The bureau said this is to fully implement the Covid control measures announced by the State Council.

The move follows a similar measure announced by authorities in Beijing on Friday evening, which will allow travellers in the capital to use public transport without a negative PCR test result starting from Monday.

Overall, authorities reported 32,827 new Covid cases across the mainland on Saturday. More than 6,700 were in Guangdong province, while Chongqing and Beijing had more than 5,800 and 3,300 respectively.