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Heilongjiang city reports new COVID case

By Zhou Huiying in Harbin | | Updated: 2021-10-27 20:31
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The city of Heihe in Heilongjiang province reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the city government said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The case has been transported to Heihe First People's Hospital for medical observation and treatment, said Yang Fang, director of Heihe's health commission.

The case, a resident of the city's Aihui district, tested positive during a nucleic acid test at the Heihe Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Tuesday, according to a statement from the district's epidemic prevention and control headquarters.

The results of a reexamination by the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention on early Wednesday still showed positive, and the case was confirmed to be COVID-19 after expert consultation.

Twenty-eight close contacts have been traced. Among them, one tested positive for the virus and was diagnosed as an asymptomatic carrier.

The city's epidemic prevention and control headquarters released a statement on Wednesday suggesting people suspend unnecessary trips out of Aihui district.

Venues for the public in the district, such as educational institutions, entertainment facilities and private clinics, have been asked to suspend their services.

The district also suspended all performances, competitions, forums, exhibitions and other large-scale activities until further notice.

All buses in the district will be restricted to 50 percent capacity, and all welfare, nursing and mental health institutions in the district have been put under lockdown management.

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