Coronavirus Infections In China Rise As Some Spanish Companies Prepare To Resume Work | News from the world


China has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases along its northern border with Russia, as some Spanish factories and construction sites prepare to return to work despite other lingering restrictions.

China’s national health commission said 108 new infections on Sunday, the highest number in more than five weeks, surpassing 99 on Saturday, nearly double the 46 reported on Friday.

All but 10 cases were imported, and seven of the local infections occurred in Heilongjiang Province, a northern region where authorities are tightening restrictions and monitoring after an increase in the number of people with Covid-19 crossing the border Russian.

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The capital of Heilongjiang, Harbin, as well as the border town of Suifenhe – which is subject to certain Wuhan-style restrictions – now require that all arrivals be quarantined for 28 days and undergo testing. Under the new restrictions, Harbin residential units – where it has been confirmed that people have the virus, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic – must be locked up for 14 days.

Suifenhe was one of the few routes allowing people to return to China from Russia after Russia stopped all flights and closed its land border to incoming traffic in late January and early February.

Hubei Province, where the epidemic started, has again no new cases, but two deaths in Wuhan.

In Europe, Italy and France have reported fewer deaths in the past 24 hours – Italy, the European nation most affected by the disease, reporting its lowest toll in more than three weeks.

Some Spanish companies will resume operations on Monday after a two-week halt in non-essential activity. The death toll in the country has declined in recent days, but as a slight increase in deaths was reported on Sunday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the locked country was “far from victory”.

“We are all eager to go back to the streets … but our desire is even greater to win the war and avoid a relapse,” he said. “General confinement will remain the rule for the next two weeks and the only people allowed to go out will be those who go to authorized jobs or make authorized purchases.” “


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