Coronavirus pandemic: China suffers Omicron resurgence despite COVID-19 lockdown

Beijing: The Omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic has come to an end in many countries. The situation is returning to normalcy in India and many other countries due to vaccination and COVID-19 guidelines.

At such a time, the corona virus epidemic is increasing rapidly in China, from where it started in 2019. A large number of daily cases of Kovid-19 were reported in China on Saturday, the highest in two years. Chinese officials said that about two thousand new Kovid-19 cases have been reported in China, including 20 cases in Beijing.

China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday that 1,807 new cases of local infection of Kovid-19 were reported in mainland China on Saturday, while 131 patients were from outside the country.

The commission said that among the new cases of local infection, 1,412 patients are from Jilin province, where China ordered the imposition of a lockdown last Friday in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in the provincial capital Changchun.

Kovid-19 cases increasing even after the lockdown was implemented in China

About 9 million people live in Changchun. Apart from Changchun, the administration has also recently ordered a lockdown in Yucheng city of Shandong province, which has a population of about half a million.

Apart from Jilin, 175 new cases have been reported in Shandong, 62 in Guandong, 39 in Shanxi, 33 in Hebei, 23 in Jiangsu, 17 in Tianjin and 20 in Beijing. Meanwhile, the situation continues to worsen in Hong Kong where authorities have confirmed 27,647 new cases of Kovid-19.

Things are getting worse in Hong Kong

Kovid-19 has killed 87 more people in the former British colony of Hong Kong, bringing the death toll to 3,729 here. 27647 new cases of corona virus were registered in Hong Kong on Saturday. Meanwhile, school-parks remained closed in Shanghai, while in Beijing, entry into residential areas has been banned. After receiving new cases, the administration in Beijing has asked people not to come out of their homes.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cautioned that the wave of Kovid infection in the region may not have reached its peak yet. He said that at this time it will not be easy to say that we have passed the peak phase of infection, we should be very careful.

First published:March 13, 2022 at 1:29 pm

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