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China’s Hebei Record over 380 New Coronavirus Cases

Sun 10 Jan 2021 | 07:26 PM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

Today, over 380 people contracted Coronavirus south of Beijing in China’s Hebei province.

Hebei health authorities said that 40 new cases had been confirmed on Sunday morning, bringing the total to 223.

It is noteworthy that another 161 people tested positive but showed no symptoms.


Travel between the two places was restricted, with workers from Hebei having to show proof of employment in Beijing to enter the city.

Almost all the cases are in Shijuazhuang, the provincial capital, which is about 260 kilometres south-west of Beijing.

Both cities conducted mass testing of millions of residents, suspended public transportation and taxis, and restricted residents to their communities or villages for one week.

Earlier on Sunday, China’s National Health Commission reported that 69 new cases had been confirmed nationwide the previous day, most of them in Hebei. The others included 21 people who had arrived recently from overseas.

Beijing had one new case, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 32 in a smaller outbreak that surfaced about three weeks ago.

Almost all the cases have been found in Shunyi in the city’s north-eastern suburbs.