Seems like COVID is not going anywhere any soon. Gansu province in China has suspended all tourism activities as the virus cases increased. It’s a big decision as the province is heavily dependent on tourism. On Monday, the government announced to shut down all the tourist spots in the region after discovering new COVID-19 cases. The National Health Commission said that they found 35 new cases of local transmission in the last 24 hours and four of them in Gansu only.
Gansu, situated along the ancient Silk Road in China, is noted for its various religious spots and Dunhuang grottoes. Tourists visiting Lanzhou in the province have been asked to stay there only as most of the cases have been reported there. The tourists will be quarantined in Lanzhou.
From October 18 to Saturday, Gansu reported 41 confirmed COVID positive cases. Among these, 30 are from Lanzhou, seven from Zhangye, two from Jiayu Pass, one from Tianshui, and one from Longnan. The Delta variant is the cause behind all these fresh cases.
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