Jian fought with Kovit-19 in the worst explosion to hit a Chinese city this year

  • Since December 9, Xian has been suffering from more than 1,100 infectious diseases
  • This year erupted in the worst Xian in any Chinese city
  • City officials are moving the sixth round of testing

BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Reuters) – China’s industrial and technology hub Xian on Thursday reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of infectious diseases in any Chinese city this year.

Xian registered 155 new local cases on December 29, according to official figures. It has carried more than 1,100 of its local epidemics since the eruption began on December 9 and forced authorities to lock down 13 million cities.

Despite the relatively small number of clusters in many cities around the world, Xian officials have imposed strict restrictions on travel inside and outside the city since December 23, as Beijing demands that every eruption be quickly controlled.

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“Jian has reached the point of living or dying in the fight against the virus,” city government official Zhang Feng told a news conference Wednesday.

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Xian is also a major tourist destination, attracting visitors to the collection of terracotta warriors buried with China’s first emperor 2,000 years ago.

Authorities have conducted several rounds of inspections across the city to detect the spread. The sixth round began Thursday, one day after the fifth round.

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Many residents are barred from leaving their homes until they can go outside to undergo Govt-19 tests or attend essential events approved by authorities.

A police official told a news conference on Thursday that Xian police had sent personnel to each residential complex to ensure that the Govt controls were properly enforced.

Restrictions have reduced access to everyday necessities, with many unable to go out shopping and relying on supplies.

But sanctions have created a staff crisis in companies involved in ensuring the supply of goods, and the government is working to address the issue, a Zion government official said Wednesday.

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The Xian resident, who has a family name, told Reuters that he tried to order groceries in the online application of the Alibaba-backed supermarket chain Freshibo, but was unable to secure many items, including potatoes and cucumbers.

According to the screenshot he provided, the app released a message under several items saying “Delivery staff not available”.

State media have reported that several city districts have arranged to provide free groceries to some residential complexes.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce told reporters that the total supply of goods needed in Zion was adequate.

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Cyan lockup, now on its eighth day, coincides with the second anniversary of the early signs of a corona virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan.

In a statement issued by Wuhan Health officials on December 30, 2019, state media reported that some pneumonia patients were suffering from a disease “for unknown reason.”

On Thursday, thousands of people posted messages on the social media account of the late COVID-19 whistleblower Li Wenliang – and on December 30, 2019 – he became aware of the potential for the virus to cause pneumonia. Wuhan. read more

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As of Wednesday, China’s mainland recorded 101,890 confirmed corona virus cases, including 4,636 deaths, both local and imported.

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Report by Ryann Woo, Roxanne Liu, Beijing Newsroom, Gabriel Crossley and Albee Zhang; Editing by Karishma Singh

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