İrem GÖL -TDO- According to Guardian, an untraced coronavirus outbreak in a Chinese city near the Russian border and a spate of new cases in Wuhan has prompted fears of a fresh wave of infections in China. On Sunday, Chinese authorities reclassified Shulan, a city near the Russian and North Korean borders, as high risk, after the cluster of cases connected to a woman with no known history of travel or exposure to the virus.
The National Health Commission reported 17 new cases, its second day of a double-digit rise and its highest number in nearly two weeks. Authorities have ordered the temporary closure of all public places in Shulan, including sports facilities, cinemas and libraries, and for all residents to stay home except under unusual circumstances. No taxies can leave the city, and all public transport has been suspended.
In Wuhan, where the virus originated at the end of last year, Chinese authorities also reported five new cases on Sunday, the city’s highest number of new infections since March 11. On Chinese social media, the rise of the cases caused concern.