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China: Shijiazhuang becomes first provincial capital to ease COVID-19 test rules02:05

China: Shijiazhuang becomes first provincial capital to ease COVID-19 test rules

China, Shijiazhuang
November 16, 2022 at 14:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Shijiazhuang, the largest city in North China's Hebei Province, has become the country's first provincial capital to ease COVID-19 test rules.

The footage, filmed on Wednesday, features the atmosphere of Shijiazhuang city and some free nucleic acid testing stations after the city's officials stated earlier that there would be no more citywide nucleic acid testing.

People could be seen queueing to take COVID-19 tests after the reopening of some testing stations and the announcement of 20 new measures by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council on Friday.

Some places including malls, restaurants and office buildings have stopped asking for test results before giving the allowance for entry. However, people have to get their body temperature measured and show their health code on the phone. Having around 11.2 million inhabitants, Shijiazhuang reported 544 new cases earlier on November 13. According to the city's pandemic control headquarters, 30 testing sites would be set up in each destrict for the time being.

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Shijiazhuang, the largest city in North China's Hebei Province, has become the country's first provincial capital to ease COVID-19 test rules.

The footage, filmed on Wednesday, features the atmosphere of Shijiazhuang city and some free nucleic acid testing stations after the city's officials stated earlier that there would be no more citywide nucleic acid testing.

People could be seen queueing to take COVID-19 tests after the reopening of some testing stations and the announcement of 20 new measures by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council on Friday.

Some places including malls, restaurants and office buildings have stopped asking for test results before giving the allowance for entry. However, people have to get their body temperature measured and show their health code on the phone. Having around 11.2 million inhabitants, Shijiazhuang reported 544 new cases earlier on November 13. According to the city's pandemic control headquarters, 30 testing sites would be set up in each destrict for the time being.