The government of Jilin Province of China has stated that it intends to take the strictest measures to curb the coronavirus infection
In northeast China, a new outbreak of coronavirus has been recorded. About 108 million people have fallen under quarantine restrictions in Jilin and Liaoning provinces, writes Bloomberg.
The outbreak began in the city of Shulan (Jilin Province). Local officials have not yet determined the cause of the infection, but believe that the infection could have brought the citizens of China, returning from Russia, which is now ranked first in the rate of coronavirus.
Although just over 100 cases have been confirmed in the region, the authorities have indicated their intention to take “the strictest measures” to contain the outbreak. In particular, residential complexes where there are sick people will be quarantined. One person from each family will be allowed to leave their homes – once every two days for two hours – to go shopping. In addition, pharmacies have banned the sale of antipyretics and cold medicines to prevent residents from hiding symptoms.
The outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. In late February and early March, the epidemic in China went down, but the infection spread to Europe and America. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of coronavirus a pandemic.
According to the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected in the world exceeded 4.75 million people, of which more than 316 thousand died and 1.75 million recovered. A total of 84,000 people fell ill in China, of whom 4,600 died and 79,000 recovered.