New coronavirus cases reported in Heilongjiang province
Updated : 2021-01-14
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
Among the 40 confirmed cases, 36 were reported in Suihua city's Wangkui county, where the first asymptomatic case was reported on Sunday in the recent outbreak, Fang Qingwei, deputy director of the health commission said at a news conference.
Two cases were reported in Heilongjiang's capital city Harbin and the other two were formal asymptomatic carriers reported in Beilin district of Suihua.
The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's full virus gene sequencing results showed the virus is completely similar with the strain circulating in the recent outbreak in Dalian, Liaoning province, said Dong Wenqin, deputy mayor of Suihua, adding that further epidemiological investigations are underway.
"Huiqi village in the county has been adjusted to a high-risk area for COVID-19 from medium-risk area," she said. "Wangkui county has been classified as a medium-risk area."
Wangkui has completed the first round of large-scale coronavirus tests covering 247,904 residents on Wednesday, said Dong.
As of Wednesday night, the province had reported 57 confirmed and 91 asymptomatic cases since Sunday.
Harbin has taken measures to further upgrade its public housing rental security mechanism.
Harbin recently issued the "Implementation Rules for Several Opinions on Supporting the Development of Private Economy and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises".
Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
The Harbin area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone recently moved to streamline its small business licensing regulations to help stimulate the zone’s economy.