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No Need to Retaliate- US on China Irked by COVID Travel Curbs

WASHINGTON: The White House in response to China’s Tit-for-Tat remark asserted that there is no reason that the estate should retaliate against the nations that have imposed restrictions on arrivals from China saying that the decision was ‘justified on public health grounds’. The US, along with several other EU nations and India issued a travel advisory for pax arriving from China in order to restrain the spread of the potential strain in their country.

“There’s no cause for retaliation here. Just because countries around the world are taking prudent health measures to protect their citizens, that’s what you’re seeing from us and others,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a Tuesday briefing.

All passengers arriving from China will require to show a negative RT-PCR report before entering. In the US the restriction will be effective from Thursday. China on Tuesday, hit back at nations that imposed new rules on its travelers, dismissing the measures as’ political goals’.

“We believe that some countries’ entry restrictions targeting only China lack scientific basis and some excessive measures are unacceptable,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said earlier Tuesday at a briefing in Beijing.

Meanwhile, China reports an acute shortage of medicine amidst the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases as the pharmacs find it difficult to cope with the requirement. Many people resorted to consuming expired medicines due to the acute shortage of medicine. The local versions of Tylenol and Advil have reportedly gone out of stock across pharmacies.

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