New restrictions on Chinese cities with expanding outbreaks

Beijing-Unless residents of Guangzhou, a city in southern China, have been able to show that it is imperative to do so following the outbreak of COVID-19, which has affected dozens of people in the last few days. I can’t leave.

According to rules issued by the city government, which will come into force on Monday, anyone granted evacuation must present a negative test for the virus that has been received within the last 48 hours. The same rules apply to anyone leaving the surrounding Guangdong province.

The city also restricts eating and drinking indoors, conducts extensive inspections, and bans residents of high-risk areas from leaving their homes. At least two districts of a city of 18 million people have been completely closed.

The mutant that caused the outbreak in Guangzhou (the first delta mutant identified in India) has been reported to be highly infectious.

No epidemic deaths have been reported in Guangzhou, but the city reported four more locally infected cases 24 hours before Monday morning, with a recent total of more than 100 since May 21. became.


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Tokyo — Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture in Japan, has closed many schools to contain the worst rates of coronavirus infections in the country.

Governor Denny Tamaki said that closing schools could limit the spread of the infection, as about one-third of cases occur among people under the age of 30.

Elementary and junior high schools in 22 hotspot towns in Okinawa will be closed until June 20. Although the island and nine other parts of Japan are in an emergency, Okinawa’s infection is close to record height, The hospital beds are almost full.

Health experts in Okinawa have shown that the influx of tourists during the holidays in early May triggered a surge, further concern about how the Tokyo Olympics will affect the viral situation in Japan. Growing. Despite the disappointment of medical professionals and the opposition of the Japanese public, the Olympic Games will almost certainly be held.

In Japan as a whole, the number of infected people per day in the past few days has been 2,000 to 3,000, down from the recent peak of over 7,000 in early May. More than 13,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the country, three-quarters of which occurred this year.

So far, Japan has fully vaccinated about 4 million people, or 3% of the population.

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