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Yunnan port sees increase in traffic

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Via China Daily

Workers sort crabs imported from Myanmar at a market in Ruili city, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, Nov 5, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Ruili Port, along the China-Myanmar border, has seen an increased number of travelers in recent days, following tighter prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic, according to the local immigration inspection authority.

Currently, the port handles 25,000 travelers daily, along with 7,000 cars. It is expected the number of travelers and cars will reach 50,000 and 12,000, respectively, within a week, almost equal to its normal handling capacity.

Ruili Port, the largest border port between China and Myanmar, saw more than 20.63 million travelers in 2019, accounting for almost half of the travelers passing through the border inspections of Yunnan province, according to the local immigration inspection authority.

Yunnan, in Southwest China, reported no new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday. As of Thursday, 150 patients infected with the disease, out of 174 confirmed cases, have been discharged from the hospital, according to the local health commission.


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