The government of a city in southern China, trying to contain a wave of spread of the Corona virus, has asked residents not to leave on Sunday, suspending bus and train services and closing cinema, bars and many other facilities.
The Putian government announced, according to the Associated Press, that anyone who needs to leave the city, which has a population of 2.9 million in Fujian province, south of Shanghai, must have tested negative for a necessary purpose. to the coronavirus in past 48 hours.
This came after Putian registered 19 new infections – which officials believe are local – in the twenty-four hours until Saturday midnight, according to the National Health Commission.
The father of one of the students is the reason
The first cases in Putian were students from Xianyu County, but experts suspect the outbreak could stem from the father of one of the students who returned from Singapore on August 4, according to the official Global Times.
While the Global Times quoted local authorities as saying the traveler, identified as Lin, was placed in quarantine for 14 days and doctors conducted nine test for him, all negative.
The newspaper also added that his injury was discovered on Friday.
Interestingly, China had announced that the virus was under control in early 2020, but suffered from an outbreak of the more prevalent delta strain. And authorities indicated that most of the injuries were due to travelers from Russia, Myanmar and other countries.
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