GLOBALink | China's Ruili closes city proper amid COVID-19 resurgence

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-08 12:06:27|Editor: huaxia

KUNMING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The city of Ruili in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Wednesday closed off its city proper and asked all residents to undergo home quarantine.

The city, hit by a recent COVID-19 resurgence, has suspended classes in schools and restaurants are only able to offer takeout services, while all other establishments are closed with the exception of some markets, hospitals and pharmacies.

Ruili's city proper has a population of approximately 270,000.

The city, which lies along China's border with Myanmar, has been reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since July 4.

It on Wednesday reported 23 positive samples in the first round of citywide nucleic acid testing for COVID-19.

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