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Beijing orders 14-day coronavirus quarantine for anyone arriving in the city

Beijing orders 14-day coronavirus quarantine for anyone entering the city while China’s death rate reaches 1,381

  • Beijing has ordered that anyone returning to the city is placed in quarantine for 14 days
  • Residents were told to ‘put themselves in quarantine’ or go to ‘designated locations’
  • Nearly 64,000 confirmed cases on mainland China, of which 1,380 have died

Beijing has ordered that anyone returning to the city is quarantined for 14 days or runs the risk of being punished in an attempt to contain the corona virus.

Residents were told to “quarantine themselves or go to designated locations to go into quarantine” when they returned to the Chinese capital, where more than 20 million people live.

It comes after 1,384 people died of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, with more than 64,000 cases.

A woman is wearing a protective mask while holding flowers that have been given to her on Valentine's Day in Beijing, China

A woman is wearing a protective mask while holding flowers that have been given to her on Valentine’s Day in Beijing, China

The message was issued by the Beijing Virus Prevention Working Group when residents returned home after spending Lunar New Year across the country, according to BBC.

China has again reported a sharp increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus killer, with the death toll now nearly 1,400.

The National Health Commission said yesterday that 121 more deaths were recorded, as well as 5,090 new confirmed cases.

A man and a woman wear protective masks as they walk through an empty shopping mall in Beijing, China

A man and a woman wear protective masks as they walk through an empty shopping mall in Beijing, China

A man and a woman wear protective masks as they walk through an empty shopping mall in Beijing, China

The number of reported cases has risen faster after the heaviest province has changed its method of counting.

There are now nearly 64,000 confirmed cases in mainland China, of which 1,381 have died according to the national authority.

Hubei Province is now recording cases based on a doctor’s diagnosis and before being confirmed by laboratory tests.

The acceleration of the number of cases does not necessarily mean a sudden increase in new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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