Maximum Fine 30K! China Tightens Screenings over Imported Cases

Source: HangzhouTube, China Daily, CGTN,

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China has heightened precautions against novel coronavirus infections entering from overseas by enhancing a crackdown on incoming travelers who conceal symptoms or travel histories. The move ensures strict implementation of screening and quarantines on international flights and tightening of checks at border crossings. 

"Several provincial-level regions have reported locally transmitted cases of people who contracted the virus from inbound travelers. As the pressure to stem imported infections grows, we should remain vigilant and guard against a flareup of the virus," Mi Feng, spokesman for the National Health Commission, said on Monday. 

The number of imported cases on the Chinese mainland rose by 38 on Sunday to 951, according to the commission. 

Song Yueqian, deputy head of the General Administration of Customs' Department of Health Quarantine, said on Monday that they have recently detected a few travelers committing illegal acts that have hampered quarantine measures at borders, such as covering up a record of travel to hard-hit regions or concealing the use of cold medications on a flight. 

In addition to fining those committing such acts up to 30,000 yuan ($4,230) and transferring severe cases to law enforcement authorities, the administration will blacklist travelers who intentionally cover up relevant symptoms or falsify travel records. Their luggage, as well as the luggage of their companions, will be unpacked and thoroughly inspected, Song said.

Zhejiang Saw One New Imported Case

Monday Zhejiang saw one new imported COVID-19 case from Russia. As of 24:00 on April 6, a total of 47 imported cases were reported in Zhejiang and 14 of them were discharged. In addition, one new imported asymptomatic infection from UK was confirmed.

32 New Ccases on Chinese Mainland, No Ddeath Reported

A total of 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all from abroad, and 30 asymptomatic cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday, according to China's National Health Commission (NHC). No new death was reported for the first time since the NHC started publishing daily updates on the coronavirus in January.


The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 81,740. The cumulative death toll is now at 3,331, while 1,033 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation.

Zhejiang Tourism Begins to Recover from Epidemic

As the COVID-19 epidemic subsides in China, Zhejiang's tourism industry has seen a gradual recovery in recent days, with many scenic spots, restaurants, and homestays starting to reopen.


A variety of activities have also been held throughout the province to attract tourists.


The Nandong Yigu scenic area, located in Zhoushan, is a popular place for university art students to hone their art skills. It has attracted around 4,000 visitors every weekend since reopening in late February.


Visitors enjoyed the blooming rape flowers, paintings of fishermen, unique island scenery, and the special local cuisine.


Zhejiang province has implemented many measures to help boost local tourism, such as issuing more than 1 billion yuan ($141.07 million) in coupons to tourists, releasing a series of guidelines, and introducing 99 new travel routes.

Patient Records her Recovery in Cartoons

Drawing cartoons was how 32-year-old Li Xinxing, who is recovering from novel coronavirus pneumonia, encouraged herself and expressed her gratitude to medical workers when she was in hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province.

"I was filled with terror, worrying that I could't get over the disease. It was stressful at the very beginning," she said.

Li's anxiety was gradually relieved through the good care she received from medical workers and encouragement from other patients.

"The doctors and nurses took very good care of us, wearing those thick protective suits," she said. "I was touched, and I thought maybe I could record these moments with cartoons."

"Doctor Chen gave me the inspiration and courage to beat the coronavirus," Li said. "He always comforted me and told me it was OK to be afraid, and the most important task was to eat well and sleep to improve the body's resistance to the disease, which made me feel relaxed," she said.

She said she wants to turn the cartoons she drew during her 23 days in the hospital into a book, and present copies to the medical workers who helped her and her fellow patients.

"I'm thankful to all the medical workers who raced against the clock to help our city, and my compatriots who lent a hand during the epidemic."

Li said she believes that the "devil" coronavirus will be ultimately defeated.

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