The selection of verified situations in a new Covid-19 outbreak in China’s much west has risen to seventeen.
The National Well being Commission reported Saturday that 16 more situations ended up identified in the prior 24 several hours in the Xinjiang region, on prime of a very first circumstance.
The outbreak in the town of Urumqi is the most current to pop up due to the fact China mostly contained the domestic unfold of the virus in March. The major was a modern outbreak in Beijing that contaminated more than 330 persons.
Authorities in Urumqi have lessened subways, buses and taxis and shut off some residential communities, in accordance to Chinese media reports. They also positioned constraints on persons leaving the town, which includes a suspension of subway services to the airport.
China has been accused of human legal rights abuses in Xinjiang, the homeland of the mostly Muslim Uighur