The Ministry of Health registered another 13 local coronavirus infections in Xinjiang province on Saturday after authorities ordered the shutdown of Urumqi, the capital of the Uyghur Muslim minority, on Friday to rebound cases.
In total, China has confirmed 16 cases in the past 24 hours, although no deaths have occurred. The number of positives in the country has risen to 83,660 and the deaths have remained at 4,634.
The Chinese ministry has sent ten more medical teams to Urumqi to speed up the diagnostic tests they are doing among citizens.
In addition, the authorities have declared the state of Urumqi to be a “war situation”, while in some cases it has been experiencing an upswing and because all residential communities have been placed under “sealed administration” to avoid infection, the newspaper said. “Global times”.