Shenzheners are required to produce negative nucleic acid test results issued within 48 hours to get access to public venues and public transportation starting from 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, according to a notice issued by the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control office early this morning.
Alternatively, a COVID test record within 24 hours will also give the health-code holder the access to public venues and transportation.
The anti-COVID measures are tightened following the reports of some locally transmitted cases in the city since Saturday when two asymptomatic cases were detected during community screenings.
Shenzhen reported three new asymptomatic COVID infections yesterday. The patients, a 23-year-old woman in Longgang District, a 20-year-old man and a 52-year-old female in Futian District were detected during community screenings against the virus. They have been transferred to the city’s designated medical facility for COVID treatment and are in stable condition.
Shenzhen had not reported any local COVID cases for more than a month between May 14 and Friday, according to the city’s health commission.
Residents will have to go through checks of body temperature and their travel history, and scan the venue code before being allowed into a public place. A face mask is also a must.