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Guangzhou’s outdoor market, child care center and entertainment venues have been closed.
Guangzhou, southern China, closed its neighborhood on Saturday following a surge in infectious diseases that upset authorities and ordered its residents to stay home for door-to-door coronavirus testing.
Guangzhou is the business and industrial center of 15 million people north of Hong Kong, with 20 new infections reported in the past week. That number is low compared to the thousands of daily cases in India, but warned Chinese authorities who believed the disease was controlled.
The official Global Times quoted health officials as saying that the spread of the infection was “fast and strong.”
Saturday’s home waiting order was applied to residents of five streets in the city center of the Li Bay Area.
Outdoor markets, child care centers and entertainment venues have been closed. Eating in indoor restaurants is prohibited. The elementary school was told to stop face-to-face lessons.
Some residents in the four neighboring districts were ordered to limit their outdoor activities.
The city government has previously ordered the inspection of hundreds of thousands of residents after the initial infection. The government said about 700,000 people had been inspected by Wednesday.
China reports several new cases daily, but almost all are believed to be infected abroad. The official death toll on the mainland is 4,636 of the 91,061 confirmed cases.
On Saturday, the National Health Commission reported two new cases of domestic infection in Guangzhou and 14 new cases of infection in other parts of the country.
According to state media, most of the latest infections in Guangzhou are believed to be associated with a 75-year-old woman whose variant was first identified in India on May 21. Most others attended or lived with her for dinner.
According to Global Times, the infection spread to nearby Nanshan City, with one new confirmed case and two asymptomatic cases reported after people in Guangzhou were tested on Saturday.
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