Nantong launches citywide nucleic acid screening
A medical worker performs a nucleic acid test on a resident in Rugao, Nantong on Aug 8. [Photo/CFP]
Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province launched a citywide nucleic acid testing campaign on Aug 7 to prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus, city authorities said.
All airport arrivals from medium- and high-risk regions must undergo quarantine, while those who are arriving from low-risk cities that have medium- or high-risk areas must show a negative nucleic acid test result that is less than 48 hours old, the city's anti-COVID-19 headquarters said on Aug 4.
In addition, those who have been to medium- and high-risk regions must also undergo quarantine before departing from Nantong's airport.
All cinemas, entertainment venues, gyms, public baths and spas have been temporarily closed since Aug 8.
Restaurants are required to take strict epidemic prevention and control measures and limit their crowd capacity at any time to 50 percent.
As of 7 pm of Aug 4, Nantong had administered more than 10.13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the local health authority.
About 76.46 percent of residents have had their first dose of the vaccine, while 54.05 percent are fully vaccinated with two doses.