The Chinese regime announced that it will remove travel restrictions to the Hong Kong and Macao regions due to the pandemic.

Travelers at Hong Kong International Airport (EFE) (EFEM0297/)

The authorities of the china regime have announced this Friday that travel between the continental territory and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau will resume as normal from Monday, February 6, thus removing the limits imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the Council of Statethe agency in charge of the response to the pandemic, has issued a circular in which it further specifies that travelers arriving from these special regions through the province of Guangdong will not have to present prior reservations, while packages will be restarted tourist.

Likewise, people who cross through these crossings will not have to present a negative coronavirus test if they have not traveled abroad in the last seven days, while if they have, they will have to present a test carried out 48 hours before, at most, as the Chinese newspaper has reported. ‘China Daily’.

On the other hand, he has stressed that people who present high body temperature will be subjected to tests by the authorities, after which, if they test positive, they will be able to choose between isolating themselves in their home or in a hospital. China, which reopened its international borders on January 8, kept a quota system in place with Hong Kong and Macao.

Chinese travelers walk the steps leading to the ruins of St. Paul's Church in Macau.  (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
Chinese travelers walk the steps leading to the ruins of St. Paul’s Church in Macau. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung) (Kanis Leung/)

On the other hand, the United States is following the trail of a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been flying over US airspace for a couple of days, but the Pentagon has decided not to shoot it down due to the risks of harm to people on the ground. , according to official sources reported on Thursday.

A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters that the United States has “much trust” in which it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon and that it was flying over sensitive places to collect information. One of the places where the balloon was sighted was Montana, where one of the three silo fields of nuclear missiles of the country, in the malmstrom base of the Air Force. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.

brigadier general Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, made a brief statement on the matter, stating that the government continues to track the globe. He said that “It currently travels at an altitude well above commercial air traffic and does not pose a military or physical threat to people on the ground.”

He said similar balloon activity has been seen in recent years. He added that the United States took steps to ensure that it did not collect sensitive information.

The defense official said the US has communicated with Chinese officials through multiple channels and told them the seriousness of the matter.

(With information from Europa Press)

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