MIAMI – Shenzhen International Airport (SZX) is on maximum alert after discovering one case of the COVID Delta variant among one of its workers.

The case was discovered during a routine test carried out last Thursday. SZX is located in China’s southern province of Guangdong, home of the Chinese Silicon Valley. SZX is located on the east bank of the Pearl River near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao’an District, and is 32 km northwest of the city center.

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. Photo: Rintojiang, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

400 Flights Canceled

The airport’s drastic measures resulted in the cancellation of more than 400 flights and imposed strict health protocols requiring persons entering the airport facilities to have negative test results of the virus infection within the previous 48 hours.

The Guangdong province has recently reported six cases while millions of SZX residents were tested during the past months after a small outbreak took place in the city’s port.

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