Beijing raises guard as Covid-19 cases rise in Hebei province

 Beijing raises guard as Covid-19 cases rise in Hebei province

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The city of 11 million people accounted for 31 of the 37 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and 35 of the 57 asymptomatic cases reported in mainland China on Jan. The northern Liaoning province, which reported two new local infections and one new imported infection on Thursday, also said on Friday it had extended the quarantine period for those arriving from overseas to 21 days from 14 days.