As China continues to make efforts in order to prevent a second wave of Coronavirus infections, a new cluster of the virus in a port city at the northeast part of China, has spread to other provinces and prompted fresh restrictions. this was disclosed by the authorities on Tuesday.
The country had largely brought the virus under control since it first emerged in the country late last year, through a series of strict lockdowns and travel restrictions.
But unfortunately, in recent times a number of small outbreaks have given cause for concern, with China reporting 68 new infections on Tuesday — the highest daily number since April.
Of the 68 infected persons discovered, 57 were in the northwest region of Xinjiang, where an outbreak has seen millions of residents tested and strict lockdowns in the regional capital Urumqi.
There were also six more cases reported in the industrial port city of Dalian, Liaoning province, where a new outbreak first emerged at a seafood processing plant last week. This brings the total number of new infections in Dalian to 44.
The Dalian cluster according to Health authorities had now spread to nine cities in five regions across the country, including as far away as the southeast coastal province of Fujian.
Fujian said the provincial capital Fuzhou would enter “wartime mode” after it discovered an asymptomatic patient who had travelled from Dalian, 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) away.
Among the new measures being implemented, include, increased scrutiny of travellers who enter the city from nationwide virus hotspots.
Also on Tuesday, a fresh Beijing case was linked to an asymptomatic patient who had travelled from Dalian, the first new local case since a cluster in the capital was brought under control in early July.