NBC News reported that the Chinese health department locked nearly 11 million people in Shijiazhuang City with only 39 new coronavirus cases.
Health officials took no action on Wednesday, sealing the industrial capital of Hebei Province and ordering large-scale testing.
Travel restrictions are imposed on the rest of the area. The area surrounds China’s capital Beijing and is home to approximately 76 million people.
By Saturday, Mayor Ma Yujun said at a press conference that it took only three days to complete the first round of large-scale testing in Shijiazhuang and found that 354 people had tested positive for the virus. He added that the second round of testing is about to begin.
“There is still more risk of infection,”
In other parts of the Asia-Pacific region (including in Japan, Thailand, and Australia), this stubborn method is being used to combat the coronavirus outbreak, making measures to contain the spread of the virus in Europe and the United States seem slow.
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