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Xi’an Quarantines Nearly 2,000 Residents After 9 Return from Hebei Wedding

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Xi’an Quarantines Nearly 2,000 Residents After 9 Return from Hebei Wedding

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Nearly 2,000 people are quarantined in China’s Xi’an after nine residents who came into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case at a wedding returned to the city. On Dec. 28, the nine residents from Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in northwest China, attended a wedding in Shijiazhuang in China’s northern Hebei province—a city currently experiencing a severe outbreak of COVID-19. Upon the nine residents’ return to their home city, authorities identified them as close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 patient surnamed Tian who was at the wedding. Further contact tracing was then conducted and a notice was issued by the office for COVID-19 control and prevention of Xi’an, outlining the routes and transportation taken by the nine residents. Seven of the nine took Line 2 of the subway on Dec. 28 around 8 p.m., while the other two rode the same line on Dec. 29 around 7:50 p.m. …

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