Hohhot resumes trains, flights in an orderly manner
A member staff, fully kitted up in protective gear, works at a Hohhot railway station. [Photo/North News network]
To meet the travel needs of its residents amid the COVID-19 epidemic, trains and flights have begun to resume operations in an orderly manner in Hohhot – capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – according to local media reports.
The Hohhot Railway Bureau recently resumed the operation of intercity and EMU trains linking Hohhot with leagues and cities in the autonomous region – including Baotou, Ordos and Ulaanqab – as well as long-distance passenger trains such as the Hohhot-Xi'an, Hohhot-Ulaanhot, Baotou-Chifeng and Baotou-Harbin routes.
At present, a total of 17 pairs of passenger trains are in operation and the railway department will resume the operation of trains depending on prevailing epidemic prevention and control policies and passenger flow conditions.
Daily disinfection is carried out in the waiting areas at Hohhot Baita International Airport. [Photo/North News network]
To date, Hohhot Railway Station and Hohhot East Railway Station have distributed protective clothing, masks, gloves and other epidemic prevention equipment to staff members. All service places and service facilities are fully disinfected every two hours to ensure the safety of passengers.
The Inner Mongolia Air Traffic Control Bureau guaranteed round-trip flights on Nov 21-25 between Hohhot and 11 domestic destinations including Tianjin, Chengdu, Wuhan, Jinan, Taiyuan, Alshaa League and Chifeng.
A passenger goes through a security check at Hohhot Baita International Airport. [Photo/North News network]
Elsewhere, Hohhot Baita International Airport is strictly following epidemic prevention and control requirements.
Passengers departing from the airport must hold a "three-day and two-test" nucleic acid test negative certificate, with each interval more than 24 hours. Arriving passengers must hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 48 hours.