The Chinese authorities refused to open the land border with Russia amid the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. On Friday, May 13, reports press office government of Primorye.
“China is not ready to open a land border with Russia. The reason is the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the territory of China,” the publication says.
As Aleksey Starichkov, head of the Primorsky Territory International Cooperation Agency, clarified at a briefing, a high incidence rate remains in China. COVID-19because of which there are serious restrictions in the country.
“Serious restrictions on the movement of people and goods between different cities continue to apply, including in the border settlements of Suifenhe, Duning and others. Therefore, while the Chinese side is not ready to receive our tourists,” he said.
At the same time, according to Starichkov, it is currently difficult to make any forecasts. In China, the requirements are so strict that truck drivers who transport between countries are not even allowed to stay overnight in China – they are forced to return the same day they crossed the border.
As recalled in the press service, earlier Russia lifted restrictions on the exit of Russians, the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons through the land border with China, which were in place due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Air traffic with China resumed on March 14.
On May 11, immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov suggested that introduction of hard lockdowns in China due to COVID-19 associated with the poor quality of coronavirus vaccines. In addition, China has a very high population density in a limited area, which is also a higher risk. According to the expert, Beijing decided to cut off this situation in the bud, so as not to risk millions in losses. However, even with such tough measures, there is still no certainty that the country will be able to contain the wave of infection and death.
In Shanghai since March 28 largest lockdown in effect due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the city, all organizations and shops were closed, with the exception of vital ones. Public transport is temporarily closed, the movement of cars is allowed only with special passes.