Border town enters closed-off management after one Vietnam stowaway tested positive for COVID-19
Published: Sep 25, 2021 12:06 AM


Aidian, a town on the border between China and Vietnam in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been put into closed-off management after one stowaway tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

According to an official notice from Ningming county, the local government on Friday morning received a message from the superior government that two Vietnamese nationals who illegally crossed into China via Aidian town were captured with one testing positive for COVID-19 in a nucleic acid test.

In order to effectively safeguard the safety and health of the people in the county, Ningming county epidemic prevention and control authority decided to adopt closed-off management for Aidian town from 12 am, and all vehicles and personnel are not allowed to leave, read a government announcement from Ningming county.

The government also requires people passing through Aidian town on Wednesday to report to their communities and companies, and take nucleic acid tests immediately, with protection measures like mask-wearing and avoidance of public transportation, fully-taken.

Residents with symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of taste and diarrhea are required to visit the nearest fever clinic and truthfully report their recent travel history, activity history and contact history.

Illegal border crossings shall be severely punished, and those who illegally cross the border and organize, assist or shelter them shall be severely punished, the government said. 

Global Times