Outbreak of COVID-19 in China spreads to the southern coastal area of ​​Guangdong Province

The latest outbreak of COVID-19 in China continues to spread. On May 21, an incident was reported in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province on the southern coast of China, which caused the closure and blockade of youth centers and universities. Meanwhile, more incidents occurred in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, which triggered cities in the northeast to raise the emergency response level to 3.

Guangzhou authorities Announcement At a press conference, a 75-year-old female patient went to a fever clinic in Liwan District Central Hospital on May 20 and was tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the announcement, seven close contacts of the woman, including her grandson, a student at a local university, were quarantined. He added that all workers and neighbors living and working in Longjin Street, Liwan District, must undergo a nucleic acid test. He emphasized that no one would miss it.

An online video shows that Liwan District Central Hospital and Jinlong Community Health Service near Liwan District Longjin Street have been blocked and residents are being inspected.

According to a social media post, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine has been blocked due to close contact with female grandchildren. All students, faculty, and staff are required to take the test. The university is located in the Guangzhou Higher Education Megacenter, a 6,250-acre city university district.

One post says, “I am enrolled at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, and the university was closed from 6 am today.”

“Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine is in close contact and the entire university district is at risk,” read another post.

The university lockdown has attracted the attention of netizens, and two related entries have become the most viewed list on Chinese social media Weibo.

Youth Palace and Youth Science, Arts and Sports Training Center in Guangzhou, Liwan District suspend One week class from May 21st due to the incident.

Meanwhile, in Liaoning Province, two more cases were reported on May 16th, and then another asymptomatic case was reported in Yingkou City on May 21st. The patient is a 9-year-old elementary school student who has the total number of local infections from May 14th to 16th.

On May 21, Deputy Mayor of Yingkou City, Jin Li, traveled around the city from May 1st to May 13th, including Volcano Park, Moon Lake Park, Wanda Plaza, and Jinhua Bath. Was announced. Kinka Juku, Yingkou Buke Dance School.

Netizens criticized the official announcement as being very common, with insufficient information to know if the city’s residents may have come into contact with the patient.

One post states: “Notices need to be more specific to show the trajectory of activity at a particular time on a particular day, such as which place was visited on a particular day and during what period. If not announced, how can other people know if they were exposed to it? “

As a new case of COVID-19 was reported in the city and the cause of the initial infection was not identified, Yingkou City raised the emergency response level to 3 (4 is the highest), and people in middle-risk areas are in the city.

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Screenshots of an online video of a COVID-19 night mass test conducted on May 14, 2021 in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China. (Screenshot by Epoch Times)

This round of local COVID-19 infections in mainland China first occurred in Liaoning and Anhui provinces. Authorities blamed each other for the cause of the outbreak. Tens of thousands of confirmed patient contacts were notified across six states.

The actual number of infected people in Yingkou and Anhui is unknown, as the Chinese Communist Party administration has a history of downplaying and concealing the crisis.

Recently, Chinese media The earliest cases of infection in this round quoted epidemic experts who speculate that they may have occurred in Yingkou as early as mid-April.

Xiao Lushen contributed to this report.

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