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Four in NE China's Dalian on credit blacklist for disrupting COVID-19 test site

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Source: Global Times Published: 2020/8/5 19:23:42

Four people in Dalian of Northeast China's Liaoning Province were put on credit blacklist after disrupting a local COVID-19 test site on July 25. Two of them were detained for 15 days and the other two for 5 days.

One of the four people, Pang Yu, jumped in line after drinking alcohol and insulted the inspectors when the medical staff were conducting nucleic acid tests for residents at around 2 pm on July 25, according to an announcement released by city's credit center.

Stopped by on-site medical inspectors, Pang called another three people to make trouble at the scene, one of whom hit an inspector in the face with his fist. The tests were interrupted for around 90 minutes due to their behaviors.

According to a credit management notice released by the city in February, entities or individuals that are blacklisted because of misbehaviors related to epidemic control will be subject to serious punishments.

For example, they face restrictions on stock issuance, bidding and tendering, applying for financial capital projects or enjoying preferential tax policies as well as restrictions on access to credit, travel by air, high-speed trains and seats.

Many Chinese cities have adopted a zero-tolerance attitude toward behaviors that disrupt the epidemic prevention and control measures which include concealing medical and travel history in key areas, history of contact with confirmed or suspected cases, evasion from isolation, etc.

Two residents in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were also punished recently for going out and shopping without permission while the city was under strict epidemic control rules to fight the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the local authority said in an announcement on Tuesday. One of them was fined 200 yuan ($28.75) and the other detained for 10 days.

In June, four people in Beijing were detained for touting nucleic acid tests quotas at a high price while the city was fighting the resurgence of COVID-19, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

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