About 108 million people in North-East China back to the conditions of limitations for new cases of infection with coronavirus.
Jilin province stopped trains and buses, closed schools and isolated tens of thousands of people, according to Bloomberg.
Although a cluster of 34 cases of infection is not growing as fast compared to the flash in Wuhan, where in December of last year started a global pandemic, the rapid and powerful reaction of the Chinese authorities reflects the fear of the second wave after the country managed to curb the spread of the virus at the cost of enormous social and economic costs, says Bloomberg.
It is also an indication how fragile the process of removing restrictions in China and other countries because even the slightest hint of a revival of infections can lead to a return to a strict quarantine.
the health Commission, Jilin province believes that the source of infection was 45-year-old woman who’d never traveled outside of the region and, as far as we know, had no contact with people who have returned from abroad or from other regions of China.
More may 10, located in the North-East of the country, near the borders with Russia and North Korea 600-strong town Shulan (Jilin province) were attributed by the authorities to the high risk category after a number of seen cases.
the city decided to temporarily close all public places, including sports facilities, cinemas, libraries. All residents should stay at home with the exception of “extraordinary circumstances”.
the city of Shulan said Monday that they will take the most stringent measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. Residential complexes with confirmed infection or suspected infection will be closed. Only one person from each family will be allowed to leave the shelter for two hours every other day to buy necessities.
In the province closed many services, pharmacies stopped selling antipyretics, so that the residents could not hide symptoms and self-medicate.
the people Themselves are also dismayed and social networks demanding that the authorities conduct mass testing – following the example of Wuhan, writes the semi-official Chinese newspaper Global Times.
Officials of the health sector do not yet know exactly how the beginning of a new cluster of infections, but I suspect that patients might come into contact with infected Chinese citizens who have returned from Russia, says Bloomberg.
“Brought from abroad and clustered cases of infection in the country has created a double pressure on us to contain the virus,” says the representative of the National Commission of health Wang bin.
New cases of infection serves as a reminder that most of China remains vulnerable to coronavirus.
“the Majority of Chinese today are still susceptible to infection COVID-19 due to lack of “herd immunity,” said CNN chief Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan. The country, he said, faces “a big problem”, and the situation in China “is no better than in foreign countries”.