Suspicious alien in quarantine tries to enter Indian and other diplomatic missions in Beijing: India Tribune

Beijing, August 5

A French national, who wanted to avoid Covid quarantine after visiting medium-risk areas in China, created unrest in the high-security diplomatic zone here on Thursday when he tried to enter several embassies, including that of the India, while being sued by Chinese health officials in PPE kits.

After being refused entry by the French Embassy to Liangma Qiao here, following an alert that he had ignored the quarantine rules, he attempted to jump over the fences of the Malaysian embassies, Israel and India, which were guarded by Chinese military personnel.

He was eventually caught near the Indian embassy by Chinese authorities, who briefly closed the roads to prevent him from escaping.

As videos shot by passers-by went viral, the Indian Embassy quickly posted a notice to Indian community social media groups, refuting rumors that a member of the mission had been picked up by officials. Chinese in PPE kits.

The issue has been resolved and has been dealt with peacefully, according to the memo.

Chinese authorities also immediately disinfected the premises before leaving, the statement said.

According to the opinion, the detained foreigner was not positive for Covid but had recently traveled to an area at medium risk and wished to avoid the quarantine regime advised by his residential complex.

Beijing and several Chinese cities have strengthened quarantine protocols in recent days for people who have traveled to areas of the country that have experienced a peak in Covid cases, in particular that of the Delta variant.

According to the Chinese National Health Commission, 85 new cases of Covid, including 62 locally transmitted cases, and 40 imported cases were reported on Wednesday.

The locally transmitted cases have been reported in Jiangsu, Hunan, Beijing, Shandong, Henan, Yunnan and Hubei, the commission said Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid on the mainland reached 93,374 on Wednesday, including 1,285 patients still on treatment, and 4,636 died from the virus which was first reported in the central city of Wuhan in China in December 2019. PTI