The prevention of COVID-19 will be a normal practice for a relatively long time, and people should continue to take precautions during the Spring Festival holiday when they take part in social gatherings, a public health expert said in Shanghai on Monday.
As required by local governments, those staying longer than 14 days in the place they visit may have to take multiple nucleic acid tests. And when they return to the places where they work, they will still need to take tests and undergo at least 14 days of quarantine.
31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions released rules for trans-provincial travel.
China's top health authority said on Wednesday that people intending to travel home to rural areas during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday must provide negative novel coronavirus test results taken within seven days of embarkation as part of measures to cope with rising risks of the virus' spread in winter.
Jinan, the capital of East China's Shandong province, is gradually expanding vaccinations for key groups as the city is facing a more severe epidemic prevention and control situation, local authorities said.
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A total of 217,158 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to key groups with higher risks of infection in East China's Shandong province, authorities said on Monday.