China Cancels Flights, Shuts Down Schools As New Covid Outbreak Causes Panic

Following a new outbreak of COVID-19 China has started shutting down schools, cancelling flights and ramping up mass testings for coronavirus.

Following a new outbreak of COVID-19 China has started shutting down schools, cancelling flights and ramping up mass testings for coronavirus. While other countries have relaxed the covid-19 restrictions in view of reducing coronavirus cases and deaths, China has kept a persistent policy with strict border closures and targeted lockdown.

As the country has recorded a rise in new covid-19 cases for the fifth following day, seeing this number the authorities have beefed up the coronavirus restrictions. The most recent outbreak is linked to an elderly couple who were in a group of several tourists. Before flying to Xi’an, they started in Shanghai Gansu province and Inner Mongolia.

Including Beijing, Dozens of new cases of coronavirus have been linked to the couple’s travel, with close contacts in at least five provinces.

Fleetly replying to the shaft in Covid cases, the administration has rolled out mass testing and closed scenic spots and sightseer spots, seminaries and entertainment venues in affected areas, and also assessed targeted lockdowns of casing composites.

Airfields in affected regions have cancelled hundreds of breakouts while some original administrations have asked their citizens not to go out unnecessarily.

Meanwhile, North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reported 15 locally transmitted verified Covid-19 cases from 10 am Thursday to 7 am Friday.

Fourteen cases were reported in Ejina Banner (county) in Alxa League (prefecture) and one case was reported in the megacity of Erenhot in Xilin Gol League, the indigenous health commission said in a statement.

All the new cases in Ejina Banner were detected in an each-inclusive nucleic acid testing aimed at webbing COVID-19 infections in the region. The person in the megacity of Erenhot who tested positive was before put under counterblockade for medical observation at a designated point.

The 15 cases have been admitted to designated hospitals for treatment. Epidemiological examinations and further webbing for implicit infections are underway.

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