New coronavirus outbreak detected in China

Oct 26 2020 03:13 PM
New coronavirus outbreak detected in China

A remote city in China’s in the north-western region of Xinjiang, Kashgar, reported of  more than 100 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases detection on Sunday, October 25, said the regional health authority. The officials said 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases in Kashgar were registered. Kashgar is an Ancient City well protected under a Chinese government-sponsored renovation project in 2010. Since October 14, this new detection marked mainland China's first local infections, 1 was detected in Qingdao. Since August 15 there were no new cases found in the region. 

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Kashnagar region launched a testing programme on Saturday night covering the region’s 4.75 million people. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 2.84 million people had been tested and the remaining will be made up by Tuesday, said the city government. The government said all schools except universities will be closed till Friday but supermarkets and shopping malls would remain open. The city authority said four towns in the Kashgar region were identified as “high-risk” areas and stringent controls are expected to be implied. 

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China’s national health commission has sent experts on Sunday to guide coronavirus control work in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. The deadly coronavirus was first identified of the whole universe in the central Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of last year. The data as of Saturday, says mainland China had 85,790 confirmed coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 4,634.

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