article A construction company in the Chinese city of Pingxeng was forced to close in June due to an epidemic of pneumonic plague, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
The city’s government had been struggling to contain the pandemic since it began in March, when a new outbreak of pneumons infected more than 500 people, killing more than 100 and causing hundreds of more to be hospitalized.
It was the worst outbreak of pandemic in Chinese history, and it has since spread to other cities in Xinjiang and nearby Xinjiang Autonomous Region.
A government survey earlier this year found that nearly a quarter of the 2,000 people who were in Pingxeg construction sites in July had been exposed to the pandemics pandemic, and nearly a third of those workers had been infected.
The workers were also asked to wear masks to avoid inhaling the deadly pneumonic agent, which is also known as a coronavirus.
A survey earlier that year found the majority of Pingpixeg construction workers had no health insurance, the report said.
Pingxiang’s health minister, Zhao Shixiong, told the state news agency Xinhua on Wednesday that “a pandemic has now hit the city, and we must do our best to contain it.”
The city is currently undergoing a construction boom, which has led to a surge in construction workers.
The city’s population is estimated at more than 200 million, with about half of them living in the capital, Beijing.
The outbreak has left many Chinese workers homeless, and many are still unemployed.
In recent weeks, construction companies in the city have closed down or have temporarily shut down their operations, according to the Associated Press.