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Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens in Southern China

Officials in Guangdong, southern China banned all travel out of the southern province and its capital, Guangzhou, indefinitely starting June 7 to contain a local Chinese coronavirus outbreak.

“Starting from Monday noon, passengers leaving Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province are required to present negative nucleic acid test results from within the last 48 hours, as the city tightens its travel restrictions to curb the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] spread,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on June 6.

“We call on our residents not to travel out of the province unless necessary. Those who need to travel out of the province must have a negative test done 48 hours before their departure,” Chen Bin, a spokeswoman for the Guangzhou Health Commission, said at a press briefing on June 6.

Guangzhou previously required residents to provide a negative coronavirus test result 72 hours prior to traveling out of the city in an official announcement issued May 30. Health officials first detected Guangzhou’s latest coronavirus infection cluster on May 21 and reported last week that the outbreak had spread to the neighboring cities of Foshan and Maoming.

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