Foreign Ministry has announced that beginning on Aug 30, it would no longer require travelers entering China to take a PCR test or an antigen test for COVID-19.
In the past decade, Pudong New Area has further optimized the layout of medical resources and layed a solid foundation for Shanghai's development.
Starting April 29 all passengers bound for China need to undergo just a rapid antigen test instead of a nucleic acid test for the novel coronavirus 48 hours before boarding a flight.
Shanghai continues to optimise COVID-19 prevention and control measures as the municipal government announced on Monday that residents are no longer required to present negative nucleic acid test results to enter most public areas, including shopping malls, supermarkets, offices and residential compounds starting on Tuesday.
Two large-scale nucleic acid testing bases for COVID-19 were completed and put into use in the Shanghai International Medical Zone, which is located in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, on April 6 and 7.
Shanghai authorities are working to improve the efficiency of discharging recovered patients from makeshift hospitals, or fangcang, to make room for new cases.
The largest central quarantine site for COVID-19 cases with mild symptoms and asymptomatic infections in Shanghai was put into full operation on Tuesday night.
Shanghai is kicking off a new round of nucleic acid testing for residents on Monday morning to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, protect people's lives and achieve zero spread outside virus transmission chains as soon as possible.