A taxi leads through the water in Sanya, the province of Hainan of southern China, on July 2, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ferry and Train services were suspended throughout the island of Hainan on Tuesday in Response to typhoon Mulan, the seventh of the year, local authorities said.

Mulan, who landed near Xuwen, province of Guangdong, around noon on Wednesday, brought strong winds and heavy rains, the western and northwest parts of Hainan, creating new difficulties for the province, which he has State fighting a new outbreak of COVID-19.

The typhoon is expected to bring more rains to the western regions of the island, while the eastern areas will have moderate rains later on Wednesday. The winds will weaken at midnight, said Hainan's weather observatory.

Sanya, the worst city beaten by the development epidemic, was not seriously affected by the storm, local officials said.

Four The Charter flights left on Tuesday the Sanya Phoenix International Airport, taking a total of 551 tourists stranded by the last sprout of the island back home to Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai, according to the local authorities. Sanya for Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Changsha, Wuhan and Guangzhou with 3,385 tourists who go home, the provincial tourism authority said. . Many have been stranded on the island due to the outbreak.

A system to handle applications for return tickets was in operation on Wednesday.

In areas that have not been affected, request to leave the island by producing two negative COVID-19 tests within 48 hours, while those in low-risk areas can resume their return trips after Provide three negative tests within 72 hours and the detection of symptoms of infection, according to a notice of the Hainan Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters.

Until noon on Wednesday, Hainan had registered 1,602 confirmed cases and 852 asymptomatic infections since the first case was reported in Sanya on August 1. Counties throughout the island, said the Hainan Health Commission.



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