Shijiazhuang suspends all subway, bus, taxi services
Published: Jan 09, 2021 01:59 PM

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Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, announced the suspension of all subway, bus, and taxi services on Saturday, as the city reported 14 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

The city reported 14 more confirmed cases and 16 asymptomatic ones on Saturday. Among the confirmed cases, one patient had attended a wedding ceremony, and another lived in the school dormitory. 

All close contacts traced have been put under quarantine, and epidemic prevention and control work is proceeding in an orderly manner, according to media reports. 

Shijiazhuang on Friday required all local residents to undertake 7-day home quarantine after the citywide nucleic acid tests. 

Shijiazhuang is scheduled to complete city-wide nucleic acid testing on Saturday, and Gaocheng district, the worst-hit area, completed its COVID-19 screening on Friday, with 259 testing positive for the coronavirus in total. 

The newly confirmed cases in Shijizhuang and 16 other asymptomatic ones found in the province on Friday have brought the number of local infections in Hebei since Jan 2 to 334. 

The source of the infection remains unknown. 

On Saturday, two more cities in Hebei Province, Xingtai and Dingzhou, followed Shijiazhuang in enforcing a 7-day home quarantine period on all residents.  

Xingtai has also suspended public transportation amid virus flare-ups. 

Global Times

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