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All residents of the Chinese cities of Xiamen and Putian will be tested for coronavirus

15.09.2021 111 просмотров

In the Chinese cities of Xiamen and Putian, the entire population will be tested for COVID-19.


Authorities in the cities of Xiamen and Putian, in China's eastern province of Fujian, have launched full-scale COVID-19 testing of all their residents after several local infections were detected over the weekend. This was reported on Tuesday by Xinhua News Agency.

Residents of the port city of Xiamen with a population of over 5 million people are advised not to travel to other regions of the country unless absolutely necessary. In order to leave the city, you must have a green "health code" and a negative test for COVID-19, made 48 hours before the trip. A total of 35 local cases have been confirmed in Xiamen so far.

Similar measures, including mass testing for COVID-19, have been taken in the city of Putian, with a population of about 3.2 million, where 64 local cases have been confirmed. case of novel coronavirus infection. The authorities of the two cities have stepped up sanitary control measures, limiting bus and car communication with other regions of the country.

Similar outbreaks periodically occur in different regions of China. The authorities traditionally respond to them by tightening various sanitary control measures, restricting transport links, and organizing mass testing of the population for COVID-19. In August, the focus was the city of Nanjing in the eastern province of Jiangsu, from where the infection spread to many other regions of China.

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