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Australia Coronavirus: China fears a second wave of contamination at the Russian border

04:30  10 april  2020
04:30  10 april  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Coronavirus: Russia suspends international flights and repatriations

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South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave , fuelled by people importing it from outside. China , where the virus first emerged, confirmed it had no new domestic cases on Wednesday for the first time since the outbreak began, a major milestone.

China has complained that Russia 's measures to combat the coronavirus are discriminatory, but many Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on preventing the spread of coronavirus in Russia 's financial minister told the business website RBC that the border restrictions with China

Des agents de sécurité patrouillent devant le centre de convention de Wuhan transformé en hôpital pendant la crise sanitaire le 9 avril 2020 (image d'illustration). © REUTERS / Aly Song Security agents patrol the Wuhan convention center transformed into a hospital during the health crisis on April 9, 2020 (illustration image ).

Closed neighborhoods, improvised hospital, border closed to travelers: while according to the official version, the epidemic is regressing in China, a small Chinese town bordering on Russia has just been placed on alert in the face of the arrival of travelers infected with the new coronavirus.

Wednesday April 8, half of the contaminations listed in China came from this small town of Suifenhe, very close to the Sino-Russian border. It is a crossing point. Beijing is 1,500 kilometers to the west, Vladivostok 200 kilometers to the southeast.

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No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China ’s image as a benign force is being A more immediate problem, however, is getting the border open again. Of the more than 200 Chinese students enrolled at the State Pedagogical

The city has become one of the main road border posts with Russia since the suspension at the end of March by the Russian authorities of all international air links.

According to the Chinese authorities, the infectious center comes from Russian territory. Officially, all the cases identified concern Chinese citizens returning to their country after having stayed in Russia.

Fear of further contamination

The Covid-19 epidemic is contained in China: the official number of new deaths has been less than five per day for a week. But the authorities remain on the alert in the face of imported cases, which could trigger a second epidemic wave. However, the new coronavirus is advancing in Russia, with now close to 9,000 cases identified and 63 dead. The trend has accelerated in recent days, with some 1,000 additional cases on Wednesday.

In response, Suifenhe closed its border to travelers, but now opened it to goods, said the official news agency Chine nouvelle on Thursday, citing the mayor of the commune.

As a precaution, the city has just been cordoned off, its 70,000 inhabitants are confined to their homes and asked to go out only twice a week to do their shopping. The emergency is also this new hospital service built at full speed to accommodate seriously ill patients. With 600 beds in total, it should in principle open its doors this weekend.

(With AFP)

Coronavirus: No new deaths reported in mainland China .
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CHINA: Coronavirus: No new deaths reported in mainland China © Reuters / THOMAS PETER CORONAVIRUS: NO NEW DEATHS REPORTED IN CONTINENTAL CHINA BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities Chinese health officials said Friday they had confirmed the previous day 26 new cases of contamination with coronavirus in mainland China, a daily number decreasing, and specified that 15 of these cases concerned people who had arrived from abroad.

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