the last Covid-19 outbreak in China It is developing rapidly, a health official said, as the authorities are demanding High control at entry points Amid a surge in infections in a northeastern border city due to the arrival of the virus from abroad.
some 377 cases of national transmission With confirmed symptoms from October 17 to 29, according to data from the National Health Commission (CNS). China has handled a number of outbreaks this year, largely containing the infection nationwide in early 2020.
Numbers remain low compared to outbreaks outside the country. However, as the rest of the world works to try to live with Covid, China has maintained zero toleranceHe urged vigilance in border areas and ports to prevent incoming travelers contracting the virus from spreading the virus to the local population.
In the last 14 days, 14 regional regions reported new cases of local transmission or asymptomatic carriersThis Saturday reported CNS spokesman Mi Feng. “The outbreak is still developing rapidly and the control situation for the virus is serious and complex.”
Hehe, a northeastern town of 1.3 million people located on the Chinese side of the Amur River, is reported on the border with Russia. 26 local issues on October 29, a sharp increase from nine the day before and just one on October 27.
“The outbreak has exposed the mental laxity of some local authorities”said Wu Liangyou, another central nervous system official.
China, especially ports of entry, should strengthen testing detect people at risk of infection and improve monitoring of potential outbreaks, Wu said at a press conference because the virus is still spreading in neighboring countries.
Wu said surveys and virus sequencing results showed that the cluster in Hehe was unrelated to an ongoing outbreak mainly affecting northwest China, indicating a new outbreak brought in from abroad.
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