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Chinese city ramps up coronavirus restrictions in country’s biggest known outbreak since pandemic began

April 22, 2020 / By Louis Casiano | Fox News

China has imposed strict measures on a northeastern city of 10 million people, including banning non-residents and vehicles registered elsewhere, after a wave of coronavirus infections.

The city of Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang near the Russian border, reported seven new COVID-19 infections, bringing its total to 52.

“All confirmed cases, suspected cases, close contacts of asymptomatic people, and close contacts of close contacts should be quarantined and tested,” state media cited the city government as saying.

The province as a whole reported 537 confirmed cases Tuesday, Reuters reported. China, once the epicenter of the pandemic, has seen a sharp decrease in reported cases as Beijing looks to ease restrictions across the country and reopen its economy.

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