A survey of the Gansu provincial media has turned up nothing about this story, but Channel NewsAsia has a few more details: Chinese town sealed off after man dies of plague. Excerpt:
A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday (July 22).
The 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.
Other reports said that earlier this month the 38-year-old victim had found a dead marmot, a small furry animal which lives on grasslands and is related to the squirrel.
He chopped it up to feed his dog but developed a fever the same day. He was taken to hospital after his condition worsened and died last Wednesday.
"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added.
"Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition."
CCTV said authorities are not allowing anyone to leave, although a previous report by the China Daily newspaper said "four quarantine sectors" had been set up in the city.
No further cases had been reported by Tuesday.