Heilongjiang province has reported 479 coronavirus infections, of which 124 were in the four Harbin districts now under lockdown. Photo: Xinhua
Heilongjiang province has reported 479 coronavirus infections, of which 124 were in the four Harbin districts now under lockdown. Photo: Xinhua

North China city of Harbin puts four districts on lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus

  • Capital of Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia and is close to North Korea, facing ‘peak of the epidemic’, local Communist Party official says
  • But residents of key commercial and trading hub say authorities have been too slow to react to the deadly outbreak

Heilongjiang province has reported 479 coronavirus infections, of which 124 were in the four Harbin districts now under lockdown. Photo: Xinhua
Heilongjiang province has reported 479 coronavirus infections, of which 124 were in the four Harbin districts now under lockdown. Photo: Xinhua
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