China founded new COVID-19 restrictions Saturday included a call for people not to leave Beijing and to close schools in Shanghai as Hong Kong’s president warned that an outbreak of cancer had not reached its climax.
In Beijing, where five new cases have been reported, part of the Yosemite housing complex in the northeastern province of Shunyi has been closed following an outbreak of the disease. Residents were instructed to experiment.
The government says the infected man is in close contact with an infected person in the capital.
“Please do not leave Beijing unless it is necessary,” state television quoted Xu Hejian, spokesman for the CPC Central Committee.
The government reported 588 confirmed cases and no deaths within 24 hours by midnight Friday. Its numbers are small compared to other countries, but authorities say they are ready to lock up communities if a single case is found.
The Shanghai city government, where 22 new complaints were reported on Saturday, has announced that schools will resume online teaching.
Public attractions including the Oriental Pearl TV tower are beginning to require visitors to show negative results from a virus test, according to news reports.
Hong Kong President Carrie Lam has warned that the outbreak has not reached its peak despite strict restrictions on travel and business. It reported more than 27,600 confirmed complaints.
“At the moment, we can’t say we are over the top,” Lam told a news conference. “We’d better take precautionary measures.”
New complaints have been received in mainland China, including 134 in the northeastern province of Jilin, where the industrial city of Changchun, with a population of 9 million, was closed on Friday.
In a statement issued by Jing Junhai’s party secretary, Changchun and Jilin provincial capital, also known as Jilin, “are still at the peak of social media.”
On Saturday, the government announced that Mayor Wang Lu of Jilin had been replaced but gave no reason. The Communist Party’s Global Times reports that the mayor of Jiutai district in Changchun has been fired.
Yucheng in Shandong Province is also under siege under China’s “resistance” strategy, which aims to identify and isolate any situation.
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