A major Chinese city Harbin has imposed a strict lockdown as the new wave of coronavirus has been detected in the city. Harbin is the city of around ten million people in north-eastern China’s Heilongjiang province.
According to reports, a student who recently returned from New York was infected and transferred the virus to others in the city.
Almost 4,000 people have been tested for coronavirus and 70 people contracted the virus in Harbin. Authorities have halted all types of gatherings and ordered communities to monitor non-local visitors in the city.
Officials have installed the checkpoints at the airports and train stations to check those coming from elsewhere. Chinese authorities have released guidelines for people. According to instructions, people must use a government-approved health app to prove they don’t have the virus.
Authorities announced that all the infected, suspected and those patients who have the virus but not showed any symptoms will be in strict quarantine. People who are in quarantine in their homes have to pass two nucleic acid tests that detect the coronavirus and one antibody test.
The antibody test detects that the person had the virus in the past and is now recovered. All arrivals from other areas must have to complete the 28 days of quarantine.