Beijing (AP) — China re-imposed anti-coronavirus travel restrictions on southern Guangdong provinces on Monday, following a surge in infections that warned authorities, people leaving populated areas will be affected by the virus Announced that it must be inspected.
In Guangdong Province, which borders Hong Kong, 20 new confirmed cases, all locally infected, were recorded in the 24 hours until midnight Sunday. Although the number of infected people in Guangdong is low compared to many parts of the world, this increase in infected people has shaken Chinese leaders.
Guangdong Province has announced that anyone leaving Guangdong Province by plane, train, bus, or private car after 10 pm on Monday must submit nucleic acid test results within the last 72 hours. It is said that a test site for truck drivers will be set up on the main road.
The government of Guangzhou, the capital of the province, which is the center of business for 15 million people, ordered a large-scale inspection after the local infection was discovered from May 21. The government has ordered 70 by last Wednesday. Said that everyone was inspected.
China has relaxed most restrictions on domestic travel after the ruling Communist Party declared it suppressed the virus last March. Travelers arriving from abroad will still need to be inspected.
On Saturday, residents of a district in Guangzhou were ordered to stay home for door-to-door inspections. In some areas, outdoor markets and day care facilities have been closed, face-to-face elementary school classes and indoor restaurant meals have been discontinued.
China reports several new cases daily, but almost all are believed to be infected abroad. The official death toll on the mainland is 4,636 of the 91,099 confirmed cases.