30 more infected in Hebei capital, more than 34,000 in quarantine so far

China | 22 Jan 2021 10:33 pm

Hebei province capital, Shijiazhuang, has diagnosed 30 locals who are positive for the new coronavirus disease from a third round of nucleic acid testing for more than 10.25 million residents, 25 of whom were already in centralized quarantine centers before testing positive, the city's vice-mayor Meng Xianghong said on Friday night during a news conference, the state media China Daily reports.

"The results show the epidemic in the city has been effectively curbed," she said, adding no positive results were identified from low-risk areas during the citywide testing.

Meng added management of centralized quarantine centers will be the major task in efforts to control the epidemic.

By Thursday, Shijiazhuang had put more than 34,000 people at higher risk of infection in more than 450 centralized quarantine centers across the city to cut further spread of the epidemic, Meng said on Thursday.

A new facility with over 4,000 rooms is being built near the city's Zhengding county, with over 1,000 of them already finished. The first bunch of people to be quarantined in the facility will arrive on Friday night to start their centralized quarantine, according to its management organ.

The quarantined are mainly close contacts of positive results and secondary close contacts.-Photo: Xinhua


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