Most of the infections, 57, were detected in the Xinjang region of northwest China. After an outbreak, millions of people were tested there and there were already restrictive measures in the regional capital Urumqi.
Six other infections were in the industrial city of Dalian in Liaoning province, where an outbreak last week occurred at a fish market. According to health authorities, the outbreak has already spread to nine cities in five other regions, including the 1,500 km distant town of Fuzhou in Fujian Province. The authorities there say they go into a “war state” after a virus from a Dalian traveler was diagnosed. The virus was also found in someone from Dalian in Beijing.
China has largely controlled the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan city in December, through a series of restrictions and aims to prevent a second wave.
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