New quarantine measures have been imposed in China’s northeastern provinces of Jilin and Liaoning. The move has caused confusion among many locals, who believe that the most difficult phase of the Covid-19 epidemic in China is behind us.
The number of new infections in northeastern China began to rise about two weeks ago. It is not entirely clear at the moment what caused the new wave of infection, but local officials say that the return of the virus may have been facilitated by people who have returned from Russia, where Covid-19 is currently spreading rapidly.
Vovid-19 began spreading in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of last year. At the end of March this year, China announced the cessation of the epidemic.
According to official figures, Covid-19 infected a total of more than 84,000 people in China, of whom about 4,600 died.
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