Coronavirus Spreads in China's Northern Hebei Province

Coronavirus Spreads in China's Northern Hebei Province


Communities across China’s northern Hebei province have reported new coronavirus outbreaks in recent days, with one village raising its coronavirus emergency response level to “high-risk” on Tuesday.

“Hebei Province on Tuesday reported 14 new confirmed cases and 30 asymptomatic cases [of the Chinese coronavirus],” China’s state-run Global Times reported on January 5.

The “high-risk” Xiaoguozhuang Village, located near Hebei’s capital city of Shijiazhuang, “reported eight new locally transmitted cases on Tuesday. The first COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] case found in Hebei Province on Sunday was from the village,” according to the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece.

“Another village in Shijiazhuang was designated a medium-risk area on Monday, where three local cases were newly reported Tuesday,” the newspaper relayed, adding that “Shijiazhuang entered ‘wartime mode’ on Monday as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.”

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China’s national capital, Beijing, is also located in Hebei province, about 165 miles northeast of Shijiazhuang. As news

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