Northeast China hit by coronavirus infections, Wuhan reports new case
Chinese authorities reported on Sunday what could be the beginning of a new wave of coronavirus cases in northeast China, with one city in Jilin province being reclassified as high-risk, the top of a three-tier zoning system.
Jilin officials raised the risk level of the city of Shulan to high from medium, having hoisted it to medium from low just the day before after one woman tested positive on May 7. Eleven new cases in Shulan were confirmed on May 9, all of them members of her family or people who came into contact with her or family members. Shulan has increased virus-control measures, including a lockdown of residential compounds, a ban on non-essential transportation and school closures, the Jilin government said. The new cases pushed the overall number of new confirmed cases in mainland China on May 9 to 14, according to the National Health Commission on Sunday, the highest number since April 28. Among them was the first case for more than a month in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province where the outbreak was first detected late last year.
10 May 2020
News Source Reuters