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COVID 19 vaccine for foreigners

Geezer (1943 posts) • 0

BoJoke

New York Times:

China subjects some travelers to anal swabs, angering foreign governments.

March 5, 2021, 2:39 a.m. ET By Vivian Wang"

www.nytimes.com/[...]

And Newsweek:

An employee for the epidemic control department in the Daxing district of Beijing told the Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper, that "general international travelers" will be subject to anal swab tests in addition to nasal swabs."

www.newsweek.com/[...]

And Reuters:

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign visitors have been upset by China’s anal swab tests for COVID-19, prompting complaints of inconvenience and even psychological trauma, and stoking debate over their necessity. A few cities, such as the capital, Beijing, Shanghai and the port city of Qingdao require the checks, in addition to nasal or throat swab tests, for some international arrivals, state media say.

www.reuters.com/[...]

And Washington Post:

Chinese state media outlets introduced the new protocol in recent days, prompting widespread discussion and some outrage. Some Chinese doctors say the science is there. Recovering patients, they say, have continued to test positive through samples from the lower digestive tract days after nasal and throat swabs came back negative.

www.washingtonpost.com/[...]

You sir, can just bend over.

Geezer (1943 posts) • 0

BoJoke

Oh yes, here is another extreme far right conspiracy website with very low factual reporting rating:

Stop doing anal Covid tests on our citizens, Japan tells China
Anal swabs cause ‘great psychological pain’, says Japan’s chief cabinet secretary.

www.theguardian.com/[...]

Wookster (12 posts) • +1

Nasal and anal eh? They'll be running a six foot pipe cleaner through from one end to the other next!

BoJoke (25 posts) • 0

Per your post from Summit News: "China has made COVID-19 anal swab tests mandatory for nearly all international arrivals..."

Most are aware of anal swab testing controversy, but "mandatory" for "nearly all international arrivals?" That deviates from the truth, and from the more left-leaning news sources. Your source needs fact checking.

CindyLi (27 posts) • 0

This article was posted yesterday, based on government announcement last Friday:
"Foreigners' Guide to Quarantine and Getting Vaccinated in China

Health authorities in Beijing and Shanghai have started taking applications from eligible foreign residents to receive Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccines, which will be given free to those enrolled in the cities’ medical insurance systems.

According to a statement released last Friday, foreigners aged 18 and above in Beijing can make an appointment for vaccination through their workplace or local community.

They may then get vaccinated at a nearby venue as directed by district-level authorities. They are required to provide valid passports and residence permits when making an appointment, and will be vaccinated on site, the statement said.

In Shanghai, a similar vaccination program for foreigners was announced in a statement last Monday. They will be able to apply through the city’s Health Cloud app to receive vaccinations starting from March 29.

The jabs to be used in both cities are Chinese-made inactivated vaccines and require a course of two doses to be effective.

Quarantine policy for inbound travelers

Foreign nationals entering China are subject to the same quarantine rules as Chinese nationals returning from abroad.

Most Chinese cities apply a 14+7 quarantine policy which requires 14 days of centralized medical quarantine followed by seven days of home isolation. Some cities also require people to complete seven days of community health monitoring after they finish the 21-day quarantine.

Community health monitoring requires the inbound person to undergo a further seven days of self-health monitoring which is overseen by community health managers.

During this period, a person should do a daily temperature check and report it to community monitors. If the person experiences any symptoms, they should be reported in a timely manner. A nucleic acid test is required when the seven-day community health monitoring period ends.

Most cities require inbound travelers entering China to complete nucleic acid tests on the first, seventh and fourteenth day of quarantine.

In Shanghai, if the inbound person has a fixed place of residence in the city and meets the required conditions for home isolation health observance, the period of centralized quarantine is shortened to seven days.

The inbound person meets these home isolation conditions if they are quarantined alone or with family, or if their co-residents also commit to home isolation.

Some cities loosened their home isolation policies in March. Shenzhen, for example, announced on March 25 that it would only require 14 days of centralized quarantine."

source:
www.caixinglobal.com/[...]

lemon lover (907 posts) • 0

China Daily reports that in Beijing foreigners can apply for a Covid-19 vaccination. Those not in the Chinese insurance program will have to pay 93.50 RMB per shot

(Two shots needed).
See: govt.chinadaily.com.cn/[...]

From an Embassy source it was reported that the top age is 59 years. Which looks strange to me because these Chinese vaccines have been approved for the elderly as well.

lemon lover (907 posts) • 0

According to a local news paper (Du Shi Shi Boa) the Local Kunming Government calls up people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
However it tells not where and when and how much it will cost and who and if it includes foreigners.

Notable point is that it recommend especially people over 60 to get vaccinated. And people who come back from Ruili to report.
It gives however a long list of health facilities but apparently there is only one place with the actual vaccines, and it gives directions to make appointments on WeChat, but that gives various locations. So still a lot of things are unclear.

It tells however that people in Dehong District (That includes Ruili) have priority access.

The booking side calendar list only tomorrow as possible day but as well that they are booked out. Beside they only allow people younger then 60 and older than 18.

Any way things are moving and hopefully soon things will go smooth for everybody.

Just hold your breath a bit longer; we are getting there.

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