Shanghai airport opens nucleic acid testing facilities

File photo/Zhu Chengxiang (NBD)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport has opened two "cabin rooms" to screen air passengers for the novel coronavirus, the Shanghai Customs said Thursday.

With a total area of 360 square meters, the two rooms located at the T1 and T2 terminals have 44 sampling booths that can work around the clock to offer nucleic acid tests for even big passenger flows, according to customs officials.

Their opening is part of the airport's preparation for resumed passenger traffic, the customs said.

Shanghai has demanded nucleic acid tests on all who arrive in the city from overseas since March. Previously the tests at the airport were performed in converted buses, but officials later decided to build sampling facilities inside the terminals to better prepare for extreme summer weathers like thunderstorm and typhoon.



Editor: Gao Han