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Coronavirus pandemic stalks China again … Yunan province ravaged by COVID-19 infections

Sept. 17, 2020, 3:46 p.m.

Beijing: China hid the actual extent of the coronavirus pandemic plaguing the country from the world for a long time. 

However, due to this, this coronavirus epidemic spread all over the world and the COVID-19 virus has claimed millions of lives. 

Although the Chinese claim to have completely eliminated the coronavirus pandemic from their country, the kind of picture that has come out of Yunnan province has once again questioned China’s claims.

According to information from sources, the Chinese have built a huge temporary hospital in Yunnan, which saw a huge increase in testing facilities and a top pathologist. After this, it is being speculated that a major new outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19) has once again hit China with Yunnan province being the worst affected.

Given the opaque nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Chinese public has been concerned about how government officials are reacting to the two imported cases from Myanmar since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic. 

China’s state-run mouthpiece Global Times reported that two women from Myanmar have been found to be coronavirus infected and have been found in Ruili City, Yunnan.

Although it was said on behalf of the Global Times newspaper that the 32-year-old woman and the 16-year-old girl who came in contact with them were also tested, but they have been found to be coronavirus negative. The Global Times said that eight border provinces and 25 border areas in Yunnan have entered a “wartime situation”.

The women are believed to be involved in a local market in the city. The Yunnan Provincial Government released a photo on WeChat showing local officials wearing masks in a temporary modular hospital inside a warehouse.

The Yunnan government also posted an overhead shot of the interior of the hospital, in which several beds were assembled. It appears that a large number of beds are being made, which raises the question of why so many beds are needed if only two women were found to be corona positive.

China’s official news agency Xinhua has claimed that 13,182 residents of Ruili were given polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and all reportedly came negative. Xinhua reported that the number of PCR laboratories in the city has increased from two to 12 and the number of PCR test equipment has increased from two to 54, increasing the daily testing capacity from 2,500 to 250,000.

Given the heavily censored nature of China’s state-run media, one can only speculate on how bad the actual situation could be.

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