China's Jilin reports 895 new local COVID-19 cases-Xinhua

China's Jilin reports 895 new local COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-03-14 16:53:45

CHANGCHUN, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Northeast China's Jilin Province reported 895 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, and 131 asymptomatic carriers on Sunday, the provincial health commission said on Monday.

Of the newly confirmed infections, 453 were reported in the city of Jilin, and 430 were reported in the provincial capital Changchun, with one case in critical condition.

In the face of the surging cases, local authorities have conducted multiple rounds of mass nucleic acid testing and built makeshift hospitals.

Strict travel restrictions have also been unveiled to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The province announced a temporary suspension on trans-provincial and trans-city travel starting from Monday, especially the citizens in its cities of Changchun and Jilin, where most of the province's local infections have been registered amid the fresh outbreak.

Community workers are in full swing to make sure COVID-19 prevention and control measures are implemented.