Monkey pox: China cautions citizens against close contacts with foreigners

Monkey pox: China cautions citizens against close contacts with foreigners

 

China’s chief epidemiologist Wu Zunyou has cautioned the populace against close contacts with foreigners to prevent the spread of Monkey pox.

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He warned people not to “have skin contact with foreigners.”

 Monkey pox: China cautions citizens against close contacts with foreigners

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The remarks came as the health department announced a monkey pox case in Chongqing in someone described as a “foreign arrival.” The individual’s nationality, however, was not stated.

China’s immigration rules remain extremely rigid in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country is currently issuing very few visas to foreign travelers.

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The rules stated that anyone entering China must quarantine for at least a week.

The case of monkey pox was detected when the individual began showing symptoms during isolation.

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