China children afflicted by Covid19 in schools. An outbreak of COVID-19 mutants in the schools has enforced China to impose restrictions in the southern province of Fujian.
The variant spreaded throughout the province, infecting over 100 people in three cities. The National Health Commission (NHC) detailed 59 cases in Fujian for Monday (September 13), counting 24 in Putian and 32 in Xiamen.
On September 14, the two cities initiated mass COVID testing for all residents. The latest outbreaks in Fujian were first discovered in pupils at a primary school in Xianyou.
Xiamen and Putian have closed schools and kindergartens and instructed them to conduct classes online.
Putian has almost 3 million residents, while Xiamen has a populace of 5 million. Both cities have commanded residents not to leave town for non-essential travel. Those with legal reasons to leave must produce a negative coronavirus test done within the past 48 hours.
Long-distance coaches postponed departing from the two cities.
Xiamen levied targeted lockdowns on residential neighbourhoods inflicted by the pandemic, with residents prohibited from leaving their apartments or compounds.
Restrictions imposed on libraries, museums, bars, cinemas and gyms. Banned crowds and cancelled events celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, a three-day holiday that begins on Sunday. Restrictions have been enforced in Putian.
The municipal government detailed 85 infections, including 30 children under the age of 10. Government placed 3,000 direct and secondary contacts of infected cases in quarantine. Students have been separated from their parents.
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