mandag 13. september 2021

China moves to contain fresh Covid outbreak in south-east Fujian province

China is pushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the south-eastern Fujian province with measures including mass testing, suspended transport services and closures of bars and cinemas. There were at least 85 cases recorded in Fujian province as of Monday. That figure includes symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, which Chinese authorities count separately.

The South China Morning Post said authorities had ordered mass testing for students in the province to be completed within a week. Putian, a city of 2.9 million people south of Shanghai, appeared to have among the highest number of infections in the current outbreak. Schools there have been closed, and anyone leaving the city must have proof of a negative Covid test in the previous 48 hours.