• State broadcaster CCTV confirmed individuals lining up and getting vaccinated in Ruili, the place 16 instances have been confirmed since Tuesday. Twelve of them are Chinese and the opposite 4 are nationals of Myanmar, which lies throughout the border.

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UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 11:55 AM IST

A Chinese border metropolis hit by a recent outbreak of Covid-19 started a five-day drive Friday to vaccinate its whole inhabitants of 300,000 individuals.

State broadcaster CCTV confirmed individuals lining up and getting vaccinated in Ruili, the place 16 instances have been confirmed since Tuesday. Twelve of them are Chinese and the opposite 4 are nationals of Myanmar, which lies throughout the border.

A metropolis Communist Party official informed CCTV yesterday that 159,000 doses of vaccine had arrived within the metropolis.

Television footage confirmed vacant streets as officers ordered individuals to residence quarantine and closed non-essential companies. The metropolis has additionally stated it could tighten controls across the porous border to attempt to cease anybody crossing illegally from Myanmar.

China has largely eradicated native transmission of COVID-19 and rapidly rolls out strict measures each time a brand new cluster emerges.

This is the primary time China has tried to vaccinate a complete metropolis in response to new outbreak. The transfer comes as the federal government ramps up a nationwide vaccination drive.

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