Due to a sudden COVID-19 outbreak in China, authorities have executed many severe measures to combat the virus, including closing many sectors.
On October 22, the northwestern parts started to issue guidelines; the bureau of education announced the closure of schools at all levels until further orders reported the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China. They also issued instructions to airline passengers.
On October 25, the Chinese government took strict steps to control the infection as ten provincial-level areas reported new regionally spread COVID-19 cases. They "implemented measures such as massive nucleic acid testing, epidemiological investigations, closed-loop management, and travel restrictions."
On October 21, AFP published an article regarding China's new restrictions. It stated that planes would be canceled to decrease the number of tourists. The outbreak was suspected of having been caused by an old-aged couple in a tourist group.
As of October 27, "96,938 confirmed cases and 4,636 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland." Adding to which "28,800 confirmed infections had been reported in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan province."
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.