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Radio Free Asia reports China completed a 659-kilometre fence on its Myanmar border in December.

This introduced a new barrier between Yunnan province in China and Myanmar’s northern Shan State.

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China built 12-kilometers of iron fencing, complete with barbed wire, along its border with Vietnam between 2012 and 2017, according to state media Xinhau.

New sections are currently being added to the fence, which has already cost £21 million.

Global Times, a Chinese communist party owned tabloid, claimed the move is necessary to guard against the spread of Covid-19.

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In September, two coronavirus cases were brought into China by people crossing the border illegally from Myanmar, according to the paper.

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Parts of Yunnan province, including the city of Ruili, entered a “wartime status” with lockdowns in response.

Additional Chinese patrols were also introduced along the border with Myanmar.

Whilst the coronavirus first emerged in China’s Hubei province at the end of 2019, authorities have been largely successful in suppressing the virus using a range of ruthless methods

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