Nanjing Covid Outbreak

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days.

Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass testing of the population, standard practices in China that have generally been successfully in controlling the spread of the virus. Below is a screenshot of a frequently asked question asked on social media.

“May I ask what documents are required to leave Nanjing?”

“To leaving Nanjing, you must produce certification of negative PCR swab test result within 48 hours.”

“How long does it take to get the results?”

“You need 72 hours.”

“Does it mean that once I have the certification, I can leave Nanjing?”

“You need a test done within 48 hours.”