Chinese cities with coronavirus outbreaks stop buses and trains

Beijing (AP) — A city in southern China trying to contain the coronavirus outbreak has publicly told it not to leave the town on Sunday, shutting down buses and trains, shutting down cinemas, bars and other facilities. It was closed.

The city government has announced that those who need to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million people in Fujian province in southern Shanghai, need to prove that their coronavirus test is negative within the last 48 hours. ..

China declared it under the control of the coronavirus in early 2020, but suffers from the development of more contagious delta variants. Authorities say that most of the time it is due to travelers arriving from Russia, Myanmar and other countries.

According to the National Health Commission, Putian reported 19 new infectious diseases that were believed to have been transmitted locally in the 24 hours until midnight on Saturday. One was reported in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.

According to the Global Times official newspaper, the first incident in Putian was a student in Xianyou County, but experts attributed the outbreak to the father of a student who returned from Singapore on August 4. I suspect it may be.

The Global Times quoted local authorities as saying that the traveler identified under the name Lynn underwent 14 days of quarantine and 9 nucleic acid and serological tests, all of which were negative. It said he tested positive on Friday.

According to the newspaper, residents of the village of Senyu, where the infection was found, were prohibited from leaving.

Buses and trains to Putian were suspended on Saturday, according to Global Times.

The city government has announced that it has been ordered to close cinemas, cardrooms, gyms, tourist destinations and other facilities elsewhere in Putian. Restaurants and supermarkets were told to “tightly control” the number of customers and check their fever. The school was instructed to require students to wear masks in class.

The Health Commission announced on Saturday that experts had been sent to Putian to oversee disease management work.

China has reported 4,636 deaths from the coronavirus out of 95,199 confirmed cases.