China reported 3,939 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, the highest in two years, the National Health Commission said. With growth, outbreaks related to the micron variant had limited populations in many cities. This information is from the agency France Press (AFP).
The city of Shenzhen, a technical hub in the country’s south, went into confinement after reporting 66 new cases of the coronavirus.
“This is the worst quarantine since 2020. A friend woke up in the morning and found his building was locked overnight without warning. His boss had to send him a laptop,” said the Shenzhen resident, who himself Recognized as Zhang.
In addition to Shenzhen, schools in Shanghai have also been closed and residents confined to cities in the country’s northeast, where 19 provinces face outbreaks of Omicron and Delta types of coronavirus. The country is the only one that currently has a zero COVID policy, which aims to completely eliminate all outbreaks arising out of the disease.
In Jilin, the capital of the province of the same name in northeastern China, hundreds of neighborhood residents were partially isolated. The small towns of Siping and Dunhua in the province were confined on Thursday and Friday, according to official announcements.
State media reported that the mayor of Jilin and the head of the Changchun Health Commission in the province were also removed from their posts on Saturday. Changchun, the industrial hub of 90 million people, ordered imprisonment last Friday.
Earlier this month, the city of Hunchun, on the border between Russia and North Korea, was also cordoned off on March 1, officials said. The official Xinhua news agency reported that three hospitals were quickly built in that city to treat Covid-19 patients.
China, where the coronavirus was first identified, maintains a strict policy with lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing when outbreaks of infection are detected. The country has a much lower total number of cases and deaths than most countries, with 113,000 infections and just 4,600 deaths in the more than two-year pandemic. More than 80% of its population is vaccinated.