China attributed to the Delta variant the worst coronavirus rally registered in the country during the last months. In addition, it indicated that it registers two new sources of contagion in the Fujian region and Chongqing municipality.
In total, 55 new cases have been detected in the country, according to the National Health Commission. During July, China added 328 symptomatic infections, almost the same as it had recorded between February and June.
“The main strain currently in circulation is the Delta variant …, which poses an even greater challenge for virus prevention and control work,” Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Commission, told a press conference. of health.
More than 260 cases in the country are linked to an outbreak in eastern Jiangsu province, where nine members of the cleaning staff at Nanjing City International Airport tested positive on July 20.
Following the increase in cases, lThe Nanjing authorities decreed the closure of tourist and cultural attractions.
New sources of contagion were reported in the region of Fujian and in the municipality of Chongqing, of 31 million inhabitants, which yesterday ordered a massive test application for people who had visited places linked to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Hundreds of thousands of people have already been confined in Jiangsu province, while in Nanjing 9.2 million residents have undergone diagnostic testing twice.
The tourist city of Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, where a handful of cases attended a play, confined the million and a half residents and closed all tourist attractions yesterday, according to an official note.
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In the Changping district of Beijing, where two cases of local transmission have been detected, 41 thousand people in nine residential areas were confined Thursday.
In the city of Zhengzhou, the epicenter of the deadly floods in central Henan Province, authorities ordered diagnostic tests for 10 million residents after detecting one asymptomatic case.
China had been successful in controlling the epidemic by imposing the world’s first lockdown in early 2020 shortly after covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan. But nevertheless, a rebound in the contagious Delta variant has put authorities on alert.