BEIJING – More than 3,360 people tested positive for the growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing, south of neighboring Hebei Province.
China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday that 699 new cases had been confirmed in the last 24 hours. Including t.
The outbreak has raised special concerns in the country’s capital, Hibi. Travel between the two has been banned, with workers from Hebei having to show proof of employment to enter the city in Beijing.
Hebei has recorded 183 confirmed cases and an additional 181 asymptomatic cases in the last eight days. China does not include those who test positive but do not show signs in their official case mathematics.
Almost all of the incidents took place in Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital, about 2,260 kilometers (160 miles) southwest of Beijing. A little further south, 110 kilometers (68 miles) is found in the town of Jingtai.
Both cities have arranged mass examinations for millions of residents, suspended public transportation and restricted residents to their communities or villages for a week.
Beijing reported a new case on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 32 in the small outbreak that began about three weeks ago. Almost all the cases have been heard in the northeastern suburbs of the city.
Other improvements in the Asia-Pacific region include:
– Opposition lawmakers in Japan have sharply criticized the government for declaring a state of emergency, delaying the prevention of acute coronavirus cases. They insisted on further testing, which is lagging behind in Japan, as those who take them are not seriously ill so are expensive and difficult to obtain. “It’s important to consider the worst possible scenario, but the response has always been based on a very optimistic outlook,” Yukio Edano, the former economy minister, told public broadcaster NHK TV. Opposition lawmakers Toransuke Katayama and Kazuo Xiao have criticized the state of emergency as limiting the state’s scope, scope and duration. The announcement, kicked out on Friday, told restaurants to close at 8pm, lasted a month and focused on the Tokyo area. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga defended the arrangement and stressed that the growing curve would be further leveled within a month. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is about 4,000 people nationwide. Concerns are growing about hospitals becoming thinner. The number of cases in Tokyo has increased by more than a thousand every day. Other urban areas have also asked the central government to take similar emergency measures.
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