BEIJING (Reuters) – China's capital Beijing on Friday applied a 14-day self-quarantine measure to people returning to the city after a holiday to prevent the spread of new coronavirus and threaten to punish. punish those who do not comply.
It is not immediately clear how the restriction, forwarded by the official Beijing daily newspaper, will be enforced, or whether it will apply to non-residents in Beijing or foreigners from abroad.
The Chinese economy is struggling to go after the annual Chinese New Year holiday, which is extended by 10 days to help stop the outbreak of a new and highly contagious respiratory virus, officially called 2019. -nCov.
Authorities reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China, including more than 120 deaths, bringing the number of infected people to 63,851 and the number of deaths of 1,380.
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The figures show no signs that the outbreak is nearing its peak, said Adam Kamradt-Scott, an infectious disease expert at the Center for International Security Research at the University of Sydney.
But with 500 million people already affected by travel and travel restrictions, President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to stop the virus have gone too far and are threatening the economy. International, the source said.
In cities like Beijing and Shanghai shopping malls, streets and subways are still deserted with shops and …
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