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Over 42,000 in central COVID quarantine in China’s Xian – Metro US

Over 42,000 in central COVID quarantine in China’s Xian

Worker delivers food supplies to residents at a residential compound
Worker delivers food supplies to residents at a residential compound under lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak in Xian

BEIJING (Reuters) – More than 42,000 people in the Chinese city of Xian were in centralised COVID-19 quarantine facilities as of Tuesday, a city official said on Wednesday.

Xu Mingfei, vice mayor of Xian, told a news briefing that residents should continue to avoid going out or leaving the city for non-essential reasons.

In Xian, which is two weeks into a lockdown, authorities reported 35 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms on Tuesday, compared to 95 the previous day and 150 or more per day during the Dec. 25-31 period, official data showed on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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