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China suspends three international flights again over COVID-19

China's Civil Aviation Management imposed a week-long ban on EY862 flights on Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai and MU212 on East China Airlines from Manila to Shanghai, as well as a four-week ban on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL866 from Colombo to Shanghai, effective from 17 Aug. The reason is that passengers infected with COVID-19 were identified on them, radio China reports.
Etihad Airways announced it was introducing a requirement that all commuters from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi, as well as those transiting through the city, be tested for COVID-19 up to 48 hours before their flight, and when boarding the plane must certify that their test is negative.

In recent weeks, with the recovery of more international flights, cases of importing the virus from abroad have re-emerged in China. So, for example, of the 25 cases recorded on Tuesday, 16 were in people who arrived from other countries. From June to date, flights from Bangkok and Dhaka to Guangzhou and from Cairo to Chengdu have been temporarily suspended.


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