China Lockdown: Two patients infected with Kovid-19 died in Beijing on Tuesday, after which there has been a stir and the authorities have closed parks, offices and shopping malls, tightening the rules of Kovid. Along with this, strict lockdown rules have been implemented in the city’s most populous Chaoyang district and urged people not to leave the house unless necessary.
Health officials have urged some 3.5 million residents of Chaoyang district to stay at home, as it has become the worst-hit area in the capital’s latest Covid outbreak. Local authorities identified more than 1,400 cases in Beijing on Monday, with 783 infected people found in Chaoyang alone.
More than 1000 corona infected were found in one day in Beijing
It is the first time Beijing has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a day since the epidemic began in late 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Meanwhile, the number of people who died of corona infection in Beijing has now increased to five.
In a statement to state media on Tuesday, Hu Jiang of the National Administration of Disease Control and Prevention said, “The local epidemic situation in China is serious and complex, the spread of the epidemic is accelerating in some areas and the difficulty of prevention and control is increasing.” Is.”
More than 2.5 lakh Kovid patients have been found in China since November 1
He said that the number of new infections of Kovid is increasing all over China. In China, since November 1, a total of 2,53,000 infected patients of corona have been identified across the country. At the same time, on an average, 22,200 cases of corona have been reported per day in the last week, which is double this week as compared to the last three years.
Most Beijing residents have been instructed to undergo daily nucleic acid tests, as they must show negative test reports for Covid to enter grocery stores and supermarkets.
Guangzhou city of South China was also worst affected by the ongoing Corona outbreak in China on Tuesday, in which 253 out of 7,957 new cases were found in Guangzhou on Monday. Lakhs of people are locked in homes in this sprawling city following the restrictions imposed on intra-city travel.
Tianjin municipality near Beijing also ordered citywide Covid testing on Tuesday, following a similar announcement on Sunday by Shijiazhuang, the capital of neighboring Hebei province, which reversed its earlier decision to conduct mass testing. Have given.
Omicron variant is expected to spread
The National Health Commission (NHC) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday that China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally on Monday, the highest number of cases since April. Densely populated cities like Guangzhou, Chongqing and Beijing in southwest China are witnessing an outbreak of corona, which is mainly due to the spread of Omicron BF.7.
Brokerage firm Nomura said in a report on Tuesday based on its Nomura China Kovid Lockdown Index (CLI) that the lockdown situation across the country has been steadily deteriorating over the past week as the total number of Kovid cases in China increased.
As of 21 November, according to government data and our survey, 49 cities are currently under varying degrees of lockdown. We estimate that approximately 412 million people are currently affected by these lockdown measures, up from 340 million last week, Nomura said in a statement.