New cases in the city have raised fears of a second wave of the pandemic in China.
The city of Jilin, with a population of more than 4 million, suspended bus service on Wednesday, saying it would only allow residents to leave the city if they had tested negative for coronavirus in the past 48 hours.’Strict isolation’ will be implemented for the indefinite period of time.
The local government of Jillin city said in a statement that all cinemas, indoor gyms, internet cafes and other associated entertainment venues should be closed immediately, while pharmacies should report all sales of fever and antiviral drugs.
Deputy mayor of Jilin has issued warning on Wednesday that the situation was “extremely severe and complex” and the city is “at risk of further spread”.
Six new cases were reported in the city on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases related to the local transmission to 21.
According to state television of China, train services from the central railway station in Jilin were also suspended on Wednesday morning.
Not that China has largely controlled the coronavirus, after which the lockdown has been lifted across the country.
In recent days, after no cases have been reported in Wuhan for weeks, a campaign is underway to test all 11 million residents of the city.
It should be noted that the total number of cases of coronavirus in the world has reached 483,000 while more than 292,000 people have died of the deadly pandemic.