Harbin city in China has been put on partial lockdown after a 22-year-old student returned from New York and infected more than 70 people, according to Heilongjiang Daily.
The woman identified as Han, returned to China on 19 March and was put under self-isolation at home. She tested negative for Covid-19 on 31 March and after completing her 14-day quarantine, she tested negative again.
As a result, the authorities allowed her to go out again on 3 April. She apparently had meals outside with her family on 5 April and even travelled to Shanghai and stayed there for three days.
However, little did she know that she was unknowingly spreading the virus to her neighbours, who went on to infect others, reported South China Morning Post.
The outbreak was traced to an 87-year-old man who was being treated for a cerebral stroke in Harbin No 2 Hospital between April 2 and 6, and was then transferred to First Hospital affiliated to Harbin Medical University.
He is believed to have spread the virus to relatives and hospital staff, some of whom tested positive before they showed any symptoms. From there, the infection spread to more than 70 people.
Harbin has since imposed a partial lockdown. According to Beijing Daily, non-residents are not allowed to enter residential communities.
To leave and enter their own residential zones, residents will have to show their health code to indicate their Covid-19 free status, wear masks, and have their temperature checked before entering or leaving.
Heilongjiang province has 524 confirmed cases with 469 recoveries and 13 deaths at the time of writing.
Omg, looking at this case, no wonder the movement control order was extended. We certainly cannot take any chances with this virus.
Najib Postpones Trip To Singapore To Help UMNO With Melaka State Elections In Zahid’s Absence
Datuk Seri Najib Razak has postponed his trip to Singapore so that he can help UMNO in the Melaka State...
Still Riding E-Scooters On The Road? Then Get Ready To Be Fined Up To RM1,000 Or Jailed For 3 Months
Just recently, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) had prohibited any cycling activities on the highway without approval from the Malaysian...
Sultan Of Johor Disappointed In Residents Who Threw Rubbish In Drains & Rivers Causing Flood
The Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, has expressed disappointment with the people in the community...
KJ: 80% Of Adolescents In M’sia Have Received 1 Dose Of The Vaccine In Less Than 2 Months
Back in August, teenagers aged 12-17 started receiving their Covid-19 vaccines following the revised recommendation from the Health Director-General Dr Noor...
Almost 1,000 People In Melaka Affected By The Flood After 4-Hour Downpour
The monsoon season is expected to begin in November and is forecasted to last until March 2022. However, episodes of...
Thousands Of South Korean Union Workers Dressed In ‘Squid Game’ Costumes Rally For Job Security
The Squid Game hype looks like it is here to stay, and has already impacted the world in a variety...
M’sian Researchers From UniSZA Create One Of The First Apps to Help Rehabilitate Drug Addicts
Malaysia over the past few months has seen numerous amounts of accidents which were caused by drivers who were high...
MACC Officers Run Out Of Courthouse To Avoid Media After Being Charged With Corruption
Two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers ran out of the Sessions Court, allegedly to avoid media personnel, after being charged...
News16 hours ago
Lorry Squeezes Through Narrow Lane In Putrajaya & Collides With 10 Cars Parked On The Road
News17 hours ago
KJ: Fully Vaccinated Elderly Who Received Sinovac Will Get Pfizer Booster Shots
Social Stories13 hours ago
M’sian Shares “Facts” About Living In S. Korea on TikTok, Netizens Annoyed Because It’s Too Real
Travel16 hours ago
Fully Vaccinated Malaysians Can Travel To Thailand WITHOUT Quarantine From 1 November Onwards