The Chinese border gate near Jiegao seen from the frontier town of Muse in Myanmar. Photo: AFP
The Chinese border gate near Jiegao seen from the frontier town of Muse in Myanmar. Photo: AFP

China evacuates thousands of residents along Myanmar border to stop Covid-19 spreading

  • The authorities in Ruili in Yunnan order people living in Jiegao district to leave their homes and spend 14 days in a quarantine centre 100km away
  • A local government source says the move is a ‘last resort’ because imported cases are helping to spread the disease inside China

The Chinese border gate near Jiegao seen from the frontier town of Muse in Myanmar. Photo: AFP
The Chinese border gate near Jiegao seen from the frontier town of Muse in Myanmar. Photo: AFP
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