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Chinese citizens caught faking COVID-19 tests so they can leave Russia

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This has prompted multiple warnings from Beijing’s envoy to Moscow. It’s not the first time these warnings have been issued as a similar threat was made on May 29 and again this Sunday as reports found people had been forging negative nucleic acid test results. These test results are what the government requires passengers to take within five days of flying from Russia to China.

The word from the embassy is that the passengers guilty of forging have caused great harm to the health and safety of others travelling.

It’s also completely undermined China’s domestic epidemic prevention work.

It doesn’t look good for China as already they have been under heavy scrutiny for their failure to contain the virus in the first place.

The counterfeiters were under investigation and would “bear corresponding legal responsibilities”, it said.

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Russian passport showed to the member of election commission at the polling station during the demon (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

In particular, President Trump criticised Beijing for their irresponsible nature.

The statement, released on the embassy’s WeChat account on Monday, did not say where the flights had departed from, or their destinations.

In total Russia has reported around 590,000 cases of COVID-19, which makes them the third-highest country after Brazil and the United States.

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Looking at the number of fatalities, Russia has amassed over 8,200 deaths, meanwhile, China has reported over 83,400 cases and 4,634 deaths.

The Chinese have been making it their aim to prevent imported cases from Russia.

Chinese health authorities have been struggling with this, and officials in April described this as a frontline battle against the resurgence of COVID-19.

In late January, Russia ended up closing its border with China, when the epidemic was near it’s height.

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In late February they banned all Chinese citizens from entering the country.

When the situation reversed, China closed its border with Russia in early April and it remains closed.

Those in Russia who are Chinese nationals have access to limited air travel, but Beijing has banned foreigners from entering the country to prevent a second outbreak.

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COVID-19 protests in Beijing (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

Authorities in the Chinese border city of Mudanjiang ordered mass nucleic testing for its residents.

Workers tested 650,000 people to reveal 19 asymptomatic cases.

The city had to grapple with a wave of imported cases from Russia in April.

The news comes as the city of Beijing races to trace the origin of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected 249 people since it was detected in the capital’s largest wholesale food market on June 11.

A passenger wearing a protective body suit waits with a relative after checking in for a Beijing-bound flight at the Barajas airport in Madrid on June 20, 2020,

A passenger wearing a protective body suit waits with a relative after checking in for a Beijing-bound flight at the Barajas airport in Madrid on June 20, 2020, (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

Assistant director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the strain of virus originated in Europe.

However, it was older than the one currently infected across the country.

Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the CDC, said last week that while the genetic material showed a European strain, the same strain was also common in Russia and the United States, making it impossible to tell which country the virus came from.

Beijing COVID-19 Workers

Beijing COVID-19 Workers (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

Health authorities said the Xinfadi cases were “imported” into the capital, but said it was unclear whether the virus was transported to Beijing from inside China or abroad.

Chinese importers stopped buying European sourced salmon after a cutting board used for imported salmon at Xinfadi tested positive for the virus.

Wang Wenli, mayor of Mudanjiang, said earlier that imported cases found at the Suifenhe port along Russia’s border were also of a “European strain”.



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