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War on Corona, mobilization of Xi’an is triggered Wuhan food control, Samsung semiconductor also begins production adjustment

[베이징=뉴스핌] Correspondent Heon-gyu Choi = With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continuing to occur in Xian, Shaanxi Province, on December 28, the Xi’an city authorities tightened lockdown controls and invoked a general mobilization order for supplies.

The city of Xi’an announced on the 23rd that the city’s total mobilization system will be implemented on the night of the 28th, following the city blockade management. As the total mobilization was triggered, the city authorities took over the distribution of food and switched to a system in which all necessary materials were supplied from outside.

On the 27th, the day before, Xi’an City announced that it would start implementing the highest level of social control, including the suppression of population movement. It is said that Xi’an’s corona quarantine control is stronger than the previous Wuhan Corona 19 quarantine status.

A resident of Xi’an City said in a Weixin phone call with Newspim on the 29th that an acquaintance who had been on a business trip from Beijing was unable to return, and that he had been stuck at home for several days.

Newspim reporter tried to purchase various tickets from Beijing to Xi’an, and as a result, online travel agencies such as Citrip are currently unable to purchase any air or train tickets to Xi’an. Hotel reservations in Xi’an are not in progress. Entry into the city is under strict lockdown control.

On the 29th, Samsung Electronics announced through a notice that as the spread of Corona 19 continues, its semiconductor plant in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, is in the process of flexibly adjusting its production lines.

Samsung Electronics has previously stated that the spread of the corona virus in Xi’an and the city lockdown had no significant impact on the Xi’an semiconductor production operation.

Samsung Electronics made this decision in a situation where the safety and health of its employees should be given top priority, but emphasized that it will take various measures such as linking with global production lines to ensure that there will be no disruption to customer service.

[베이징=뉴스핌] Correspondent Choi Heon-gyu = A corona 19 quarantine agent in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, stops a taxi on the road and returns it to the garage. On the 28th, the city of Xi’an banned all vehicles except for essential vehicles such as corona prevention. [사진=바이두] . 2021.12.29 [email protected]

Earlier, from December 23, Xi’an began to blockade-type management of residents’ residences (villages) and units (enterprise schools, various levels of institutions, etc.) such as exhibition apartment complexes. It also banned all domestic flights, trains and intercity buses.

From December 27, Xi’an municipal authorities have newly designated 35 districts as medium-risk districts, and there is currently one high-risk district in the city. There are 150 medium-risk zones.

According to the National Health Commission’s announcement on the 29th, in Xi’an, on the 28th, there were 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19. On this day, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China was 197, including 152 on the mainland (151 in Xi’an, Shaanxi, 1 in Jiangsu) and 45 imported from abroad.

From the first outbreak on December 9th to the 29th, the number of confirmed cases of Corona 19 in Xi’an has increased to a total of 961 by December 27th. In Xi’an, there were 155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the mainland on the 25th, 150 on the 26th, 175 on the 27th, and 151 on the 28th.

China’s National Health Commission said that, as a result of a preliminary investigation, the corona 19 virus in Xi’an appears to have been introduced via a flight from Pakistan on December 4.

The Chinese authorities said that the Xian Corona 19 virus spreads quickly due to the telta mutation, and there are many cases where infection is confirmed only by nucleic acid test because there are no obvious physical symptoms.

Even under strict control due to COVID-19, graduate school exams with 100,000 participants proceeded normally. In some test centers, the test site was moved urgently as a confirmed case occurred 20 hours before the test.

On the other hand, on the afternoon of December 28, on Chinese social media, there was a rumor that the public security authorities were sending martial law personnel to Xi’an to arrest and detain street passers-by, but as a result of the investigation, it was found that the contents were rumors.

Beijing = Correspondent Choi Heon-gyu [email protected]

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