Heilongjiang declares emergency, 16 more infected with coronavirusChina | 13 Jan 2021 11:44 am
Northeast China’s Heilongjiang has declared an emergency after another coronavirus outbreak in Wangkui county spread to two cities in the province on Wednesday, state media reports.
The new coronavirus outbreak in locked down Wangkui county has now spread to the cities of Qiqihar and Yichun. The province reported 16 confirmed and 12 non symptomatic infections on Tuesday, health authorities said Wednesday. Of those positive patients, 13 confirmed infections were from Wangkui county, the sate media Global Times said.
Zhang Qingwei, the provincial Communist Party chief, returned to Heilongjiang on Tuesday night from Beijing and held an anti-epidemic meeting overnight.
After Wangkui entered a lockdown, the city of Suihua, where the county is located, announced that it was putting all transportation and residential communities into closed-management mode on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Qiqihar has activated a citywide emergency response, and Yichun has also closed all entertainment venues and private clinics and strengthened transportation controls in the city.