Chinese city, Suifenhe, enters lockdown as the rest of the country relaxes restrictions.
As the rest of China tentatively opens up its borders, Suifenhe, which borders with Russia, is entering lockdown.
This is due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the area.
1,000 miles from Beijing, citizens of Suifenhe have been ordered to stay inside except for essential grocery shopping, once every three days.
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Yesterday, China reported 59 imported cases of Covid-19.
Of these 59 cases, 25 came from Suifenhe.
The city has now closed its borders to people, allowing the movement of goods only.
The government is in the process of building a 600 bed isolation hospital for the city.
Rising concerns about the spread of coronavirus into Afghanistan.
Officials are worried about the movement of people, travelling from Iran and Pakistan, back into Afghanistan.
The borders linking Iran and Pakistan to Afghanistan are notoriously porous and officials are struggling more than ever to control the movement of people.
150, 000 Afghans returned to Afghanistan, from Iran, in March. Iran is currently one of the countries worst hit by the virus.
Although Afghanistan has not been badly impacted by the virus, reporting only 423 cases and 14 deaths so far, it is uncertain what new swathes of movement could trigger.
Natasha Howard, associate professor of global health and conflict at the National University of Singapore said:
With the numbers of likely infected people who have crossed the border, I expect the numbers of cases and deaths [in Afghanistan] to go up significantly.
More people will be pushed into poverty as a result of the coronavirus.