Chaos erupts at Shanghai airport after mass COVID-19 testing ordered over cluster

posted on 24th November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Chaos erupts at Shanghai airport after mass COVID-19 testing ordered over cluster

By Jackie Salo, nypost.com

One of Shanghai’s international airports descended into chaos after officials ordered mass COVID-19 testing for workers in response to a small cluster of cases detected among cargo handlers.

Footage showed people in hazmat suits trying to contain swarms of people overnight Sunday at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, as crowds filed into a temporary coronavirus testing center in a parking garage, the Guardian reported.

More than 17,700 employees stationed in the cargo-handling terminals underwent testing for the virus, according to Zhou Junlong, vice president of the Shanghai Airport Authority.