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West China

China's Guangxi ramps up measures against COVID-19 importation

2020-05-21 09:33:04

BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) -- South China's border region Guangxi has taken a series of epidemic control measures to prevent the importation of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, a local health official said Monday.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which shares a 1,020-km-long border with Vietnam, has stepped up border control, border patrols and cracked down on illegal border entries, said Pang Jun, a regional health commission official, at a press conference of the State Council's inter-agency task force for COVID-19 epidemic response.

Among the measures, the region has shut down seven of its nine points of entry, he noted.

At the same time, the region has put in place a mechanism of regular communication and coordination with Vietnam's border provinces for epidemic control, Pang said. Enditem

Editor:Jiang Yiwei

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