fredag 15. januar 2021

Lockdowns Imposed as Northeastern Chinese Provinces Report Spike in Coronavirus Cases

The COVID-19 pandemic produced spikes cases in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province this week, prompting an order for its 37.5 million residents to stay home, while Hebei, the province that surrounds Beijing, reported scores of new cases and its first coronavirus death in nearly eight months, authorities said.

The Health Commission of Heilongjiang Province announced that 43 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Wednesday, and another 68 asymptomatic cases were reported. Local authorities have been conducting contact tracing and implementing strict quarantine measures, and disinfecting places that the new group of COVID-19 patients have visited. Heilongjiang announced a state of emergency, ordering its 37.5 million residents to stay in place, and putting Suihua, a city of 5 million, under lockdown Monday after 45 asymptomatic cases were reported.