Chinese authorities enforced new traveling limitations, cancelled flights and analyzed tens of thousands of people in Guangdong Monday following the Indian version of this coronavirus was reported from the nation’s most populous country.

Travellers leaving Guangzhou — the capital of the southern state home to 100 million individuals need to show adverse Covid-19 test outcomes from the previous 72 hours, beginning from 10:00 pm Monday, the town said in a statement late Sunday.

Guangzhou, an industrial hub of almost 15 million people north of Hong Kong, reported 18 fresh regional instances of the coronavirus on Monday, causing alarm in a state which has largely attracted domestic transmission in check.

Guangzhou governments have arranged residents of whole districts to be tested for the virus, even although the nearby cities of Foshan and Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, have also found mass testing following neighborhood cases were discovered in the previous week.

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The patients at the recent Guangzhou epidemic were”all infected with the fast-spreading variation found in India,” city health officer Chen Bin said in a media conference on Sunday.