China is battling a new coronovirus outbreak in far-west Xinjiang


China is currently experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

The country’s National Health Commission on Saturday reported 17 new cases in the temporary capital of Urumqi. Local authorities tried and proceeded swiftly to stop the virus and reduce public transport and seal some residential neighborhoods. Out-of-town travel is also banned

Although China largely has the virus that started there last year and devastated the city of Wuhan, Xinjiang flare up indicates the difficulty of restarting it for good. In June, Beijing faced its own outbreak resulting in at least 330 infections.

The Xinjiang region is home to a large population of Chinese Muslims, known as Uygars and Chinese authorities have long accused human rights violations in the area. President Trump banned the country last month on this issue

With post wires

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