Published On: Tue, May 19th, 2020

China lockdown: Fears grow of new outbreak as Chinese region hit with strict quarantine | World | News

Chinese officials have imposed quarantine restrictions on two cities in the province of Jilin located in north east China.

Jilin is part of a wider province located in the Dongbei region – which is home to more than 100 million residents.

The threat level in the area has been raised to “high-risk” by health authorities.

Health officials have identified two emergency hospitals to treat the suspected spike in COVID-19 infections.

Around 40,000 residents in the cities of Jilin and Shulan have been tested for coronavirus after officials were alerted to a possible new outbreak.

In the past 24 hours there has been five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jilin taking the total number of new infections to 39.

This is a developing news story, more to follow. 

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