162 infections: China reports the highest corona number of the year
Coronavirus in the blood plasma. © pixabay.com
BEIJING (dpa-AFX) – With 162 new infections in one day, China has recorded the highest number of new local corona cases this year to date. As the authorities reported on Monday, 150 infections were reported in the metropolis of Xi’an alone, where massive curfews were imposed on the 13 million residents last week after a few cases had occurred.
In Xi’an, people are only allowed to leave their homes in exceptional cases. Each family can designate one member who can go shopping every two days. The population was also completely tested for the virus several times.
With such rigid measures, China, which has a zero-Covid policy, has largely got the virus under control. For more than a year, the pandemic situation in the People’s Republic has been much better than in many other countries. Daily life and the economy have long since normalized.
However, the more contagious Delta variant has caused several outbreaks since the fall. Now those responsible fear the even more infectious Omicron variant. In the current outbreak in Xi’an, authorities have not yet revealed any Omicron cases. The Olympic Winter Games are to begin in Beijing in five weeks./jpt/DP/stk
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