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Public traffic halted to prevent spread of pandemic in Zhejiang city

By Ma Zhenhuan in Hangzhou | | Updated: 2022-08-05 16:41
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Public traffic will be suspended for three days in Yiwu — a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Jinhua, Zhejiang province — starting on Friday, with more confirmed cases emerging over the past three days, according to a statement from local health authorities.

The city reported 40 new locally transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Thursday night to Friday morning. Since Tuesday, Yiwu has reported 135 infections, including 21 confirmed cases and 114 asymptomatic ones as of 9 am on Friday.

The city has designated four high-risk areas and eight medium-risk areas.

People who have traveled to places designated medium- or high-risk, either within or outside the city within seven days, must report the activity using the Yiwu epidemic prevention QR code and be tested.

The city started mass testing on Friday morning. A 24-hour negative nucleic acid test certificate is required for people entering public places.

Since Tuesday, sporadic cases have been reported in other places in Jinhua. Five infections were reported in Dongyang, and Pujiang county reported two cases.

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