According to Reuters, the U.S. on Tuesday, December 27, said it is considering imposing new COVID measures on travelers from China, which has faced a rapid rise in infections as the communist regime abruptly lifts zero-Covid curbs.
The move comes after several countries have imposed measures for people traveling from China. Japan requires a negative COVID test for travelers from China upon arrival, while Malaysia has imposed new tracking and surveillance measures.
The U.S. is considering similar rules to prevent the virus from spreading further. The U.S. also raised concerns over the COVID outbreak in China and questioned the Chinese regime’s COVID official data reliability.
As the virus runs rampant across China, many hospitals have been overwhelmed with COVID patients, and funeral homes are packed with corpses.
But official statistics from the regime showed only one COVID fatality in the last seven days, fuelling skepticism among U.S. officials, health experts, and residents about the CCP’s data. The numbers are also significantly inconsistent with the local data reporting millions of infections.
The CCP has announced it will lift the quarantine requirement for inbound travelers starting January 8.
The move came after three-year strict self-imposed measures under the zero-COVID policy that hurt its economy and disrupted residents’ daily lives. According to a statement from China’s National Health Commission, starting from January 8, people arriving in China will not be subject to being quarantined but still require negative COVID test results within 48 hours of arrival.