China’s Guangzhou city imposes more COVID-19 prevention measures

Property management workers in protective suits deliver goods to residents of an area closed due to the recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China on June 2, 2021. China Daily about REUTERS

Authorities in southern China’s Guangzhou industrial center on Saturday imposed further restrictions on business and social activities to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases.

The Nansha, Huadu and Conghua boroughs have ordered all residents and anyone who has traveled through their areas to be tested for the coronavirus.

Nansha authorities also ordered restaurants to stop serving food from Saturday, and also urged gyms, swimming pools and other public facilities to temporarily shut down.

About a dozen subway stations across the city have also closed.

China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Saturday for June 4, unchanged from a day earlier. Of those, 13 locally transmitted cases were in Guangdong Province, where Guangzhou is located, while the others were imported, the National Health Commission said. There were no new deaths.

The outbreak of new cases since late May has resulted in Guangzhou authorities imposing lockdowns in certain neighborhoods. The airport in Shenzhen City has instructed residents of Guangzhou or nearby Foshan to provide a negative virus test result prior to departure.

China also reported 28 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 21 the day before. As of June 6, China had a total of 91,218 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,636 deaths.

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