Xiamen: The Delta variant of Corona has spread to three cities in the Chinese province of Fujian, with more than 100 people infected so far, including 36 children.
According to Al Jazeera, large-scale testing has been launched in the Chinese cities of Patian and Xiamen following the presence of the delta virus in more than 100 people, including children. According to China’s National Health Commission, the spread of the Corona Delta variant in these cities is thought to have started from a primary school in the southeastern city of Patian, after which authorities took important steps to stop the spread of the virus. Closed and imposed travel restrictions.
Officials say instructions have been issued to test all residents of Patian, a city of 3.2 million people in Fujian Province. Cases of delta virus in the city are being linked to a person returning from Singapore. More than 100 people have been infected with the Delta virus so far.
According to the National Health Commission, 59 new cases were reported yesterday, while in just four days, a total of 102 cases have been reported in three cities of Fujian, including Xiamen.
Authorities say the outbreak may have been caused by the parents of a primary school child who returned from Singapore last month to undergo several tests and quarantine in Corona. However, later symptoms of corona appeared in them.
The man’s 12-year-old son and a classmate were among the first to fall victim to the Delta variant since the start of the new school year last week. From these children the variant spread throughout the class and more than 36 children became infected with the virus. This is the largest school outbreak since the Corona epidemic
According to the official newspaper Global Times, the outbreak in schools has raised questions about vaccination and quarantine of children under 12 years of age. Health officials say the epidemic has now spread from the south to Xiamen and 32 new cases of local outbreaks have been reported this month, with 13 reported in just one day. The first patient in the city belonged to a man from Patian who had been diagnosed with code 19.
Officials added that lockdowns have been imposed in some areas of Xiamen following new cases and schools have been ordered to conduct online classes as well as close gyms, restaurateurs and cinemas. Citizens have been instructed not to leave the city as well as to be tested for the Korna viru