Chinese cities have launched massive campaigns to test millions of people for Covid-19 and imposed new travel restrictions at a time when health authorities are trying hard to contain the largest outbreak of the virus in the country in months.
On Sunday, China recorded 75 new infections with the Corona virus, including 53 local infections, while reports indicate that a group of infections linked to an airport in the east of the country led to the outbreak of the epidemic in more than twenty cities and more than ten provinces.
The latest wave is the most widespread in China for several months, after the country succeeded to a large extent in eliminating the epidemic on its soil last year.
The outbreak of the highly contagious “delta” mutant at Nanjing Airport in Jiangsu Province (east) in July caused the latest infections to spread.
So far, the authorities have conducted three rounds of examinations for the city’s 9.2 million residents and imposed a closure that included hundreds of thousands, in an effort to limit the spread of the epidemic, which Beijing indicated was caused by the mutated Delta and the peak of the tourist season.