Coronavirus cases have reached a two-year high in China


Posted on 13 March 2022


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Coronavirus cases have reached a two-year high in China, with health officials reporting over 2,000 new infections across the country, including 20 in Beijing. On Saturday, the Chinese mainland recorded 1,807 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 131 imported cases, according to China's National Health Commission. A total of 1,412 new local infections have been detected in Jilin province, where China ordered a lockdown of the nine million residents of Changchun, the provincial capital, last Friday due to a new rise in COVID-19 cases in the area ascribed to the extremely contagious omicron strain. The latest lockdowns, in addition to Changchun, also include Yucheng, which has a population of 500,000 people in Shandong province. Aside from Jilin, the Commission documented 175 incidents in Shandong, 62 in Guangdong, 39 in Shaanxi, 33 in Hebei, 23 in Jiangsu, and 17 in Tianjin.


Key Points


  • Coronavirus cases have reached a two-year high in China, with health officials reporting over 2,000 new infections across the country, including 20 in Beijing.

  • The latest lockdowns, in addition to Changchun, also include Yucheng, which has a population of 500,000 people in Shandong province.


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