May 14, 2020 / 11:46 AM / 20 days ago

China's task to prevent rebound in local coronavirus cases remains arduous

People wearing protective masks ride bycicles in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit the hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Hubei province, China, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s task to prevent rebound in local coronavirus cases remains arduous, the ruling Communist Party’s politburo said on Thursday, state television reported.

The government should step up targeted prevention and control measures for clusters coronavirus cases in northeastern Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces, it said quoting the politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping.

China will also take more flexible measures to prevent imported coronavirus cases, it said.

Reporting by Colin Qian and Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Alex Richardson

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