BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- China has seen about 120,000 daily border entries via land, sea and air transport since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 11, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Monday.
Photo shows vehicles used to transfer passengers at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2020. Beijing has converted the New China International Exhibition Center into a transit center for international inbound passengers.(Photo: Xinhua)
The number was more than 80 percent lower than the same period of last year, said Liu Haitao, an official with the NIA, at a press conference.
Over the period, about 20,000 people entered China daily via international flights, with around 10 percent being foreigners, Liu said.