- Title: People crossing China borders cut by 90% as part of virus efforts says official
- Date: 13th April 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (APRIL 13, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE OFFICIALS ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) NATIONAL IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATION, BORDER INSPECTION ADMINISTRATION, LIU HAITAO, SAYING: "Limiting unnecessary inbound and outbound activities like travelling, visiting families and friends, the number of people who live on borders and who exit and enter the borders has largely fallen, falling nearly 90 percent. Second, (we) are strictly managing the port and pathway of borders. We will continue to keep the already-closed port and pathways closed." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) SPOKESMAN OF CHINA HEALTH COMMISSION, MI FENG, SAYING: "By the 2400 April 12 (April 12 midnight), now there are 1,156 confirmed cases from each province and city and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. Among those, the number of severe cases is 121. The number of cured and discharged is 77,663. Cumulative cases of death is 3,341. The number of cumulative reports of confirmed cases is 82,160." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS
- Keywords: China COVID-19 data China border control China imported case
- Reuters ID: LVA001C9BOX1J
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Duration: 00:01:29
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: China has reduced the number of people crossing its borders by 90% as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, an immigration official said on Monday (April 13).
Speaking at a briefing, Liu Haitao, an official with the National Immigration Administration, said the number of cases was still on the rise in the countries along China's borders.
China was working to limit all non-essential crossings, but it remained a huge challenge to control the large number of mountain passes, ferries and roads along the country's long border, he added.
A total of 108 new coronavirus cases were reported in mainland China on Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier, marking the highest daily tally since March 5.
Imported cases accounted for a record 98. Half involved Chinese nationals returning from Russia's Far Eastern Federal District, home to the city of Vladivostok, who re-entered China through border crossings in Heilongjiang province.
(Production: Martin Pollard, Fang Nanlin)
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