After a month of not reporting a case of Covid-19, the Wuhan epidemic in China had a new case in the context of Chinese officials fearing the second wave of infection in the northeast of the country.
According to the National Health Commission of China, the country recorded 14 more cases of Covid-19 on May 9, the most since April 28. In particular, among these is 1 case in Wuhan, the first translation center in the world. This is the first new case in Wuhan after more than a month of not reporting any cases. This case had no previous symptoms.
In addition, 11 of the 14 new cases are group infections detected in Shu Lan City, Jilin Province, bordering the Korean border. A woman in Thu Lan who was identified with Covid-19 on May 7 and 11 new cases detected last weekend were all family members or close contacts of the patient or family member of this patient. .
Jilin provincial authorities yesterday raised the alert level of the disease in Thu Lan from medium to high. The city of Shu Lan has also begun to strengthen its epidemic control measures, including blockade of collective homes, banning unnecessary transportation activities, and school closure.
With these latest developments, Chinese officials fear this could be the beginning of a new wave of infection in the northeastern part of the country. As of May 9, China recorded a total of more than 82,900 cases of Covid-19, of which 4,663 were fatal.
The Covid-19 outbreak started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China late last year. It has now spread to more than 210 countries around the world, causing more than 4 million people to get sick, of which nearly 284,000 have died. To control the outbreak in Wuhan, the Chinese government took an unprecedented measure: blocking the city of 11 million people for 76 days.