Ruili in SW China's Yunnan on lockdown following COVID-19 cases

Release time:2021-07-07 Publisher:Lanka Voice

Ruili, a border city in Southwest China's Yunnan province, announced a lockdown in its main urban areas beginning at midnight on Tuesday, requiring all residents to stay at home and most businesses to suspend operation, after the city reported 15 new confirmed locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases and two locally-transmitted asymptomatic carriers on Tuesday.
Jiegao, where all the infections were found, became the country's only high-risk area for COVID-19 starting at 10 am on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
All 17 cases, which involved both people from China and Myanmar, tested positive during citywide nucleic acid testing, after the first infections in this outbreak were reported on Sunday. They were sent to a designated hospital for treatment.
Twenty-three out of 265,432 samples of nucleic acid testing were positive. The result of gene sequencing for seven positive samples showed the outbreak is highly homologous to the Delta variant of the coronavirus and that in neighboring overseas regions, said Zhai Yulong, Party secretary of Ruili, at a news conference on Wednesday.
Ruili's main urban areas and Wanding town kicked off a new round of nucleic acid testing beginning at 8 am on Wednesday.
Now all residents in the main urban areas of Ruili are quarantined at home. All schools and training institutions have suspended class. All business places, except for some supermarkets, fresh markets, hospitals and pharmacies, are closed. Restaurants are only allowed to provide take-out services. Residents can order daily necessities on online e-commerce platforms. A total of 23 sites were established to offer vegetables, meat, eggs and fruit to surrounding residents, he said.
It called on all people to monitor their body temperature in the morning and at night and to report to their community if they show suspicious symptoms such as fever, cough and sore throat.

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