12 New COVID Cases, 3 International Flights Suspended

By Ned Kelly, October 24, 2022

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Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 1 locally transmitted COVID-19 case and 11 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Monday, October 24.

Of the 12 new cases reported, all 12 tested positive during central quarantine, while 0 tested positive during regular screening.

It's another copy and paste day, as the numbers are exactly the same as yesterday, albiet one case had symptoms today.

And – once again – no new community cases.

International flights suspended...

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has announced the suspension of three more international flights to/from Shanghai, after 4% of the total number of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID.

Suspended for one week from today, October 24:

  • United Airlines Flight UA857 to San Francisco

  • Air France Flight AF198 to Paris

Suspended for one week from next Monday, October 31:

  • Scandinavian Airlines Flight SK997 to Copenhagen

Here's how CAAC flight suspension rules work:

  • Passengers testing positive reaches 5 or 4% of total number of passengers – one week suspension

  • Passengers testing positive reaches 8% of total number of passengers – two week suspension

So, that's today's international flight bad news.

Should you instead be looking for some international flight good news (from a few days ago, admittedly) please click the link below...

READ MORE: China is Adding Back THESE International Flights This Month

New cases by district...

The 1 local case that tested positive during central quarantine was in the following area:

  • 1 in Pudong

The 11 asymptomatic cases that tested positive during central quarantine were in the following areas:

  • 3 in Baoshan

  • 3 in Jing'an

  • 2 in Qingpu

  • 1 in Pudong

  • 1 in Putuo

  • 1 in Yangpu

China COVID hot spots...

Looking to get out of Shanghai?

Below is a list of places that reported 10 or more COVID-19 cases yesterday – locally transmitted and asymptomatic combined – that you may wish to avoid:

  • 135 Xinjiang

  • 98 Inner Mongolia

  • 93 Guangdong

  • 81 Shaanxi

  • 76 Hunan

  • 63 Shanxi

  • 41 Tianjin

  • 37 Shandong

  • 34 Yunnan

  • 30 Sichuan

  • 29 Hubei

  • 24 Henan

  • 23 Anhui

  • 23 Fujian

  • 20 Qinghai

  • 19 Jiangsu

  • 15 Heillongjiang

  • 12 Shanghai

  • 10 Beijing

  • 10 Guangxi

We hope that helps you make good your escape!

Looking for travel options?

Here are seven great travel options that it's not too late to book:

READ MORE: 7 Amazing Trips to Take Around China

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