China imposes new travel curbs, closes public venues in new coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi : A city in China's southeastern province of Fujian has announced that all cinemas, gyms and entries and exits to highways will remain closed amid new coronavirus outbreak in the nation.
It has also advised people to stay inside their homes and do not move out until it is an emergency. The virus situation in the city is 'serious and complex', said CCTV in its report.
China's national health authority has sent a team of experts to the city, which has a population of 3.2 million.
43 new coronavirus cases have been registered in Fujian between September 10 and September 12, including 35 in Putian, data from the National Health Commission (NHC) shows.
Another 32 asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed cases before they show clinical signs such as fever, have been detected in the province since Sept. 10, all in Putian city.
The first few infections, found during routine testing, were elementary students in Xianyou county in Putian. Experts suspected the source of the outbreak might be a student's parent who had travelled to the county from nearby Xiamen city after arriving from Singapore, state media reported on Saturday.
Xianyou, with a population of about 900,000, has sealed up some areas deemed of higher risk and started a testing drive.