Foshan becomes 2nd city in Guangdong to issue stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions to curb virus spread following Guangzhou
Published: Jun 01, 2021 10:03 AM
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Foshan, a city neighboring Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province where a new wave of COVID-19 cases is emerging, announced on Tuesday a series of COVID-19 prevention and control measures including issuing stay-at-home orders for residents in some areas and restrictions on people from leaving the city unless they have tested negative for the virus.

Residents in a community in Chancheng district and an area in Nanhai district should undergo home quarantine starting Tuesday, the Foshan government said in a statement released on Tuesday.

People in some other areas of Chancheng district and Nanhai district should go out less and not participate in gatherings, with confined places like cinemas, gyms and bars suspended, according to the statement.

Starting Wednesday noon, those who leave Foshan should provide negative nucleic acid test results completed within 72 hours, and those leaving via airport, railway stations and bus stations should also present green health codes, the Foshan government announced in a separate statement on Tuesday.

Foshan's community and travel restrictions came after neighboring Guangzhou tightened related restrictions in response to mutant strains amid the resurgence.

Guangdong reported 10 new domestic COVID-19 cases and two asymptomatic cases on Monday, all of which were in Guangzhou. Foshan had reported two new confirmed cases and one asymptomatic case on Sunday.

Global Times

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