All personnel began to be tested at Shanghai Pudong Airport after several cargo officers tested positive for COVID-19.
Flights to Shanghai were largely canceled on Sunday night. According to the figures compiled by the airline data tracker VariFlight application, 23 flights have been removed as of 00:277. An online video shows that the road to the airport is seriously congested.
Shanghai reported 2 local cases of COVID-19, including another cargo attendant at the airport on Sunday, and the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 5 since Friday.
Numerous videos posted online show that the underground parking lot at Pudong Airport is full of long queues waiting to be tested.
Pay attention to logistical channels in the spread of the virus
In total, there have been at least 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at Pudong Airport. The risk of the virus being imported through international logistics is a major concern for health authorities. As winter approaches, sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred in many parts of the country, raising public concern.
Zhang Wenhong, a leading Shanghai-based infectious disease specialist, said the current outbreak is under control and there are no continuous second-generation cases in communities. Zhang noted that epidemic prevention and control is very effective all over the country.
Source: China International Radio