China boosts measures to contain Guangzhou Covid-19 outbreak
Beijing, Jun 2 (EFE).- Health authorities in China have launched new preventive measures in the southeastern Chinese province of Guangzhou, which has seen a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days, state-run newspaper China Daily reported Wednesday.
The southern province’s capital with the same name has confirmed 41 local infections since Sunday, in addition to several asymptomatic cases, which has led the local government to expand its testing capacity with the setting up of a new laboratory.
Meanwhile, the neighboring Foshan city, also located in the Guangzhou province, began Tuesday to impose selective lockdowns, among other measures.
Starting Wednesday, those wishing to travel out of the city will have to present a negative coronavirus test report.
Two resident complexes in Foshan are already under lockdown in a bid to check the spread of the virus.
Figures released by China’s National Health Commission on Wednesday show that 10 of the 24 new cases detected on Tuesday were locally transmitted infections in Guangzhou province.
Moreover, seven locally transmitted asymptomatic infections, which are not included in the official tally, were also detected in the province.
A total of 91,146 people have been infected with the virus in China since the start of the pandemic, out of which 86,164 have recovered and 4,636 have died, according to the Commission. EFE