China's northeastern city of Changchun in Jilin province has urged its residents to halt non-essential movement to combat the recent COVID flare-ups, the city government said on Thursday.

The city has asked its people to adopt "point-to-point" work and life style, and avoid going to public places, restaurants and public gatherings, it said. (Reporting by Ella Cao and Ryan Woo Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)