(Bloomberg) — Italian health authorities will begin testing all arrivals from China for Covid after almost half of the passengers on two flights to Milan were found to have the virus.
They are also sequencing the Milan tests to see if there are new variants, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
If a new strain is found, officials may impose stricter curbs on travel from the country. China has seen outbreaks of the virus since the government there abandoned its strict zero-Covid policies. Uncertainty over the scale of the spread has prompted countries, including the US, to consider new restrictions on entry.
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Half Of Passengers On Two Chinese Flights To Italy Have COVID