China’s National Health Commission said on Thursday, March 10 that the Chinese mainland March 9 reported 402 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, which nearly doubled the daily count from a day earlier.

The National Health Commission said in its daily report that the majority of Wednesday’s local symptomatic infections were found in the provinces of Jilin, Shandong, Gansu, and Qingdao. Notably, 165 COVID-19 cases were reported in the northeastern province of Jilin.

In addition, there were also 126 imported COVID-19 cases.

The hardest-hit area in the latest flare-up is in Jilin province. On March 6, the Health Commission of Jilin City announced further epidemic control measures. Accordingly, from March 7 to March 13, all government agencies, enterprises, and institutions were suspended. In addition, major primary schools, secondary schools, and kindergartens would shut down.

Areas such as Chuanying(船营) District, Changyi(昌邑) District, Longtan(龙潭) District, Fengman(丰满) District, the High-tech zone, and the Economic Development Zone of Jilin City are included in the scope of epidemic control.

The notice also requires that the government implement closed control management. Therefore, people can’t go out unless necessary.

As of March 9, 112,385 confirmed cases had been reported in mainland China. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

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