n a move that surprisingly didn’t come earlier, all inbound passengers arriving in Shanghai will now have to undergo a 14-day quarantine for medical observation.
Previously, the Shanghai government had only enforced quarantine upon those who had recently traveled through countries hard-hit by the coronavirus.
That list of countries ended up growing every few days, from four to eight to 16 to 24.
Meanwhile, travelers with the Covid-19 virus continued to land in Shanghai. 18 imported cases were reported on Wednesday after 19 were reported the previous day.
The surge in cases has sparked worries in China about a potential second wave of the coronavirus hitting the country.
To ensure that all imported cases are contained, Shanghai has finally decided to go with a blanket quarantine on all travelers, no matter where they are coming from, mirroring what Beijing did weeks ago.