Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to suspend all cross-border flights
SHANGHAI, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will suspend all international flights and flights to and from Hong Kong, Macao and the Taiwan from Wednesday to buck the rising trend of imported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, local authorities said Tuesday.
All relevant flights will be transferred to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will function as an alternate airport.
Since Monday, people arriving in the city from other countries have to undergo nucleic acid testing to screen for coronavirus.
Shanghai reported nine new confirmed imported COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of imported cases in the city to 75.