China / 07.26.2021 12:21:49
China reported today 76 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number since January, including 40 local infections linked to an outbreak in the eastern province of Jiangsu, a fact that again tests the plans that the Asian nation will implement every time there are signs of a rebound in COVID-19.
The Chinese government has had a zero tolerance policy for the coronavirus since it emerged in the city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. When an outbreak appears, it immediately confines the place and conducts massive tests on the population.
The preventions have caused tens of thousands of people to be confined in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, and the authorities ordered tests of 9.2 million residents after an outbreak linked to the airport that emerged last week.
“Of the 40 local cases, 39 correspond to Jiangsu province and one to Liaoning“The National Health Commission said in a statement in which it specified that there have been no new deaths from covid-19.
While Jiangsu is located north of Shanghai, Liaoning is located in the northeast of the country and it is on the border with North Korea, and since Thursday it has registered five cases.
China further observes with concern an outbreak of infections in Yunnan, in the southwest, linked to neighboring Burma, where the military junta that took power in February faces major problems in containing the spread of covid-19.
The province has reported 79 cases since June 20, half of them linked to Burma. The city of Ruili, on the border, applies a facial recognition system to monitor the movements of its inhabitants.
China has registered 92,605 coronavirus cases and 4,636 deaths since the start of the pandemic in late 2019. The Asian country, where 1.4 billion people live, wants to fully vaccinate 64 percent of its population by the end of the year.
“As of Sunday, China has administered more than 1,500 million doses of anticovid vaccine,” said the National Health Commission, without specifying how many people have the two doses necessary to be considered fully immunized.