China county in lockdown as fears grow over second wave of virus
Beijing: A Chinese county of around 600,000 residents has gone into lockdown after a woman who visited the area tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring concerns over a second wave of domestic infections.
The tightening comes as China reported 35 new confirmed cases on Thursday, drastically down from the peak of the crisis.
But they were all imported, bringing the tally of such cases to 841 and adding to fears about infections brought in from overseas.
Jia county in central Henan province said in a social media post Wednesday that it was tightening restrictions on villages and residential compounds, and was not allowing people to enter or leave their homes without the relevant authorisation.
Employees will also need permits issued by their companies in order to go to work, and vehicles can only be used on alternate days depending on their number plates. – AFP