(Corrects the number of local cases to 11 out of 13 in the fifth paragraph)
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Authorities at Guangzhou’s South China Industrial Center on Saturday imposed more restrictions on business and social activity in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases.
The Nansha, Huadu and Conghua districts of the city have ordered all residents and all persons who have traveled through their areas to be tested for coronavirus.
Nansha authorities also ordered restaurants to stop offering Saturday dinner services and also called on gyms, swimming pools and other public places to suspend operations.
About a dozen subway stations across the city were also closed.
China announced on Saturday 24 new cases of coronavirus on the continent for June 4, unchanged from the day before. Eleven of them were handed over locally in Guangdong Province, where Guangzhou is located, while the rest were imported, the National Health Commission said. There were no new deaths.
The outbreak of new cases in late May saw Guangzhou authorities impose blockades in certain neighborhoods. Shenzhen Airport has ordered residents of Guangzhou or nearby Foshan to show a negative virus test before they can leave.
China also reported 28 new asymptomatic patients, up from 21
(Report by Josh Horwitz and Laura Lynn; Edited by Michael Perry and Edwina Gibbs)