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Schools become infection centre in Chinas Fujian province, children get affected in new COVID-19 ou

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An outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the elementary school has forced China to impose restrictions in the southern province of Fujian.
Hong Kong: The outbreak, dubbed China`s "first school-centred flare-up" by state media, was originally detected Friday (September 10) at an elementary school in the city of Putian.

It has since spread throughout the province, infecting more than 100 people in three cities, reported CNN. The National Health Commission (NHC) reported 59 cases in Fujian for Monday (September 13), including 24 in Putian and 32 in Xiamen, a major coastal city popular with tourists.

On Tuesday (September 14), the two cities launched mass COVID testing for all residents. The latest outbreaks in Fujian were first detected on pupils at an elementary school in Xianyou. Since then, infections have been found in students at several kindergartens and primary schools.

In Putian, eight kindergarten students and 28 elementary school students have been infected, according to the government. Xiamen and Putian have shut down schools and kindergartens and ordered them to…
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