Chinese city offers cash bounties in hunt for outbreak origins — RT World News

A city in northeastern China will give a large cash reward for any information that helps to trace the origins of its latest Covid-19 outbreak, declaring a “people’s war” on the virus after seeing hundreds of new infections.

The city of Heihe, far in China’s northeast along its border with Russia, said it would shell out 100,000 yuan ($15,642) to locals who provide “important clues”The origins of the latest delta variant epidemic, which resulted, as per Chinese state media, in approximately 240 cases.

“It is hoped that the general public could actively cooperate with the tracing of the virus and provide clues to the probe,” city officials said in Monday’s announcement, adding that “it is necessary to fight a people’s war for epidemic prevention and control.”

Heihe also asked residents to make a report “other suspicious clues that may be related to the spread of the virus,”This includes illegal hunting, crossing-border fishing, and smuggling. “those who deliberately conceal or refuse to provide true information”Contact tracers

In addition to Heilongjiang province, which encompasses Heihe, new outbreaks have also been seen in Henan, Beijing, Gansu and Hebei in recent weeks, prompting local and provincial governments to intensify contact tracing and impose new restrictions in line with China’s general zero-Covid policy. Lou Yangsheng from the Henan party called for this pledge. Officials promised to stop a second flare-up in central Henan by November 15th. “monitoring and management”All inbound visitors “strict Covid-19 policies in schools,”Other measures may also be taken. also available
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