China seeks fast-track travel arrangements with some countries

Published April 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

China is in talks with some countries to establish fast-track procedures to allow travel by business and technical personnel to ensure the smooth operation of global supply chains, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

People wear protective masks as they leave work during evening rush hour in Beijing as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, China April 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter / MANILA BULLETIN)
People wear protective masks as they leave work during evening rush hour in Beijing as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, China April 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter / MANILA BULLETIN)

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing that China and South Korea have reached a consensus on such a fast-track arrangement.

China last month blocked entry for nearly all foreigners in an effort to curb risks of coronavirus infections posed by travellers from overseas.

 
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