Hundreds of villages locked down in northeastern China after fresh coronavirus outbreak

There had “been no indigenous cases,” in the city, noting that likely some “Shulan nationals living abroad, especially Russia”, which has a near-by border, had returned home carrying the disease. Senior Chinese official, Sun Chunlan, who led efforts to limit the spread of the virus in the city of Wuhan, where the disease originated, rushed to Jilin on Wednesday to investigate and guide the epidemic control work, state news agency Xinhua reported.Mayor Jin said that nucleic acid testing for the virus would be carried out across the whole of Shulan city, focusing on the residential communities and key public places where the confirmed cases were located. “After the local cases appeared in our city, the Shulan Municipal Party Committee and the municipal government acted swiftly, entered a state of war in an all-round way, took the most stringent control measures, and went all out to prevent and control the epidemic,” Mayor Jin said.

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