Ahead of holidays, China ramps up measures to manage new Covid-19 cases

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Beijing residents have been on Saturday requested to put on face masks before going out of their homes and suggested to not journey out of the capital as town has reported new Covid-19 cases whereas the Chinese port metropolis of Dalian went right into a war-time mode to take care of the latest cases.

Health officers are ramping up measures forward of the upcoming Spring Festival and Chinese New Year holidays following the emergence of recent cases, official media stories stated.

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China has managed the pandemic after it emerged in Wuhan in December last yr however new cases continued.

The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 20 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, together with eight domestically transmitted ones and 12 arriving from outside China, the National Health Commission (NHC) stated on Saturday.

Six of the domestically transmitted cases have been reported in northeast China’s Liaoning province, whereas two have been reported in Beijing, the fee stated in its day by day report.

Meanwhile, an official of Beijing’s health authority has suggested the residents to remain within the metropolis before they get Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) outcomes and to not journey outside Beijing or China if not obligatory.

Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, stated that residents ought to put on masks whereas going out and practice social distancing.

In May this yr, Beijing health officers stated that there isn’t any have to put on masks as the virus has been brought below management.

Pang also requested residents to disinfect surfaces of packages from areas below danger and wash palms when dealing with frozen meals.

State-run Global Times on Saturday quoted Beijing native govt asking firms to not organize enterprise journeys outside of the capital and overseas, and advising residents to not go away town through the Spring Festival holidays along with colleges and firms staggering their holidays.

Chen Bei, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing municipal govt, stated as a way to cut back the clustering of individuals, Beijing will strictly overview purposes for holding main occasions, and never organise large gatherings corresponding to sports activities occasions or temple festivals.

Cinemas, libraries, museums and entertainment venues should function at 75 per cent capability, Chen stated.

On decreasing dangers throughout journey, the capital urged operators of airways, railways and expressways to strictly implement temperature checking and disinfection, the Global Times report stated.

Meanwhile, the port metropolis of Dalian has ordered all of its native medical establishments to enter right into a wartime mode on Sunday, after town reported a new confirmed Covid-19 case on Saturday, the report stated.

About 8.13 lakh people within the metropolis have performed the nucleic acid assessments to this point, it stated.

China has to this point reported 86,933 Covid-19 cases since early this yr. This consists of 328 sufferers who’re still receiving remedy.

A complete of 81,971 people has been discharged within the mainland whereas 4,634 have died of the virus, the NHC report added.

[Attribution HT]

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