søndag 20. september 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

The Chinese government has locked down a city in Yunnan province, after two travelers from Myanmar tested positive for the coronavirus. The city of Ruili, which sits on the border with Myanmar, has gone into “wartime mode” since the two imported cases were detected on September 3. Local authorities have since launched a campaignto test the city’s population of more than 200,000 people.

Ruan Chengfa, deputy secretary of Yunnan’s party committee, said that authorities were implementing a strict policy of “complete inspection, strict quarantine. No entry and no exit.” As of September 17, more than 360 testing sites has been set up in Ruili, the primary crossing point on Yunnan’s 2,200-kilometer shared border with Myanmar. Almost 1,200 health workers have been deployed to conduct testing.