COVID Surges Reported in 18 Chinese Provinces

At least 18 provinces in China have reported COVID-19 cases in just 10 days while more cases are rising in Beijing.

In those 18 provinces, at least 300 cases were detected in 27 cities with 53 cases being reported this weekend alone.

The new outbreaks started with the cleaners from Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport and soon spread to popular tourist destinations such as Zhangjiajie in Central China’s Hunan Province.

In Nanjing alone, 204 cases were detected after three rounds of testing and were traced back to a flight from Russia.

Both Nanjing and Zhangjiajie have tightened their border restrictions to prevent the cases from spreading to other regions.

Other regions have also followed similar measures due to fears of a Delta variant explosion.

The Beijing Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said that the two new cases in detected their region on Sunday were both Delta variants but did not mention if their contacts have been traced.

The Chinese CDC compared the Beijing cases with the cases in Nanjing and found that they were on the same infection chain.

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