Bayannur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China announced a level 3 warning of plague and prevention control after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported from the city.
As per a report from NDTV, a health officials from the area has said that the warning period will last till the end of this year.
To quote one of them:
At present, there is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city. The public should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly.
The Xinhua agency from China reported 2 suspected cases of the plague: A 27-year-old man and his 17-year-old brother returned positive on July 1.
And because they happened to eat marmot meat, there has been a warning against eating it too.
Bayan Nur city of N. China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Saturday reported a suspected case of the #BubonicPlague and issued a level III early warning on Sunday, urging residents to strictly follow prevention and control measures regarding the handling of wild animals. pic.twitter.com/egj3fDuntK— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) July 5, 2020