CHINA has increased fears of a second wave of deadly coronavirus infections after two cities were placed under lockdown with a population of 108 Million
Chinese officials have imposed quarantine restrictions on two cities in the province of Jilin located in northeast 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 Jilin, authorities stopped all major transport links to and from neighbouring cities until further notice.