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Another Wave Of Coronavirus Emerges In China As Lockdown Ends

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A second wave of coronavirus has started in China’s northern province Heilongjiang. Chineese authorities have restricted the movement and imposed a partial lockdown in the newly-infected area.

According to a news report of international news agency Reuters, the new imported cases in Heilongjiang surged to a daily high of 25. The virus outbreak has started again mainly due to the influx of infected travellers arriving from Russia in the northern province. Suifenhe City in Heilongjiang restricted the movement of its citizens on Wednesday in a similar way to that of Wuhan, the most virus-hit area of China.

Asymptomatic patients and imported infections have become China’s chief concern. Mainland China’s new coronavirus cases doubled in 24 hours as the number of infected overseas travellers has surged.

As of Tuesday, 1,095 asymptomatic patients were under medical observation in China, with 358 of them travellers arriving from abroad. To stem infections from outside its borders, China has slashed the number of international flights and denied entry to virtually all foreigners.

The total number of confirmed cases in China stood at 81,802, including 3,333 fatalities, the National Health Commission said.

Moreover, in the eastern province of Shandong, the risk level had risen from low to medium. “Residents must stay in their residential compounds and one person from a family can leave once every three days to buy necessities and must return on the same day,” said state run CCTV for the citizens living in the vulnerable area.

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