China’s National Health Commission released the full outline of its plan for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas for the remainder of the winter and spring.
Migrants who return to the countryside between January 28 and March 8 are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling.
Then once they arrive at their destinations, they must undergo a 14-day health monitoring period at home, during which time they will be tested twice and should avoid gatherings.
Before returning to their hometowns to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday in February, millions of Chinese migrants have one more box to check off: getting a coronavirus test.
Some would-be travelers are already starting to worry about whether the just-announced policy could lead to overcrowding at hospitals.
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