China’s chief epidemiologist Wu Zunyou has cautioned the populace against close contacts with foreigners to prevent the spread of Monkey pox.
He warned people not to “have skin contact with foreigners.”
The remarks came as the health department announced a monkey pox case in Chongqing in someone described as a “foreign arrival.” The individual’s nationality, however, was not stated.
China’s immigration rules remain extremely rigid in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country is currently issuing very few visas to foreign travelers.
The rules stated that anyone entering China must quarantine for at least a week.
The case of monkey pox was detected when the individual began showing symptoms during isolation.