The border area of China’s northeastern province of Jilin, which shares a long border with coronavirus-infected North Korea, reported an internal source of COVID-19 infection from an unknown source, a Chinese health official said on Friday.
Lei Zhenglong of China’s National Health Commission said in a news briefing that the outbreak showed a tendency to spread from the border area to the interior.
The province of Jilin also shares a short border with Russia, and Leigh did not specify which border he was referring to or how many cases were found.
This month, isolated North Korea announced its first Kovid outbreak when the epidemic in China erupted more than two years ago, declared a “serious national emergency” and imposed a national lockdown.
For the past five days, Jillin’s daily new cases have been in single digits. Many of the cases reported in recent days were in places near North Korea.
The province has not recently confirmed covid patients among international travelers.
Jillian emerged from a massive COVID lockdown weeks ago after her worst outbreak was brought under control.
China’s zero-cavity strategy has been tested through transitions across its long land border, including the southwestern border with Myanmar.
Late last month, China suspended cross-border freight train services with North Korea because of Kovid.
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