Coronavirus in China: Corona cases have increased rapidly due to Delta variant in 15 cities including Beijing, the capital of China.
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There is a sudden increase in the cases of Delta Variant of COVID-19 in China. 15 cities including China’s capital Beijing are battling infection cases. State media has called it the most widespread domestic disease transmission since the virus outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019. The ‘Global Times’ reported that the new increase in COVID-19 cases started at an airport in Nanjing, capital of eastern China’s Jiangsu province, and has spread to five other provinces and Beijing municipality.
The ‘Global Times’ said that the city of Nanjing has suspended all flights after employees of several airports were found infected. Cases of the rapidly spreading Delta variant have been reported from 15 Chinese cities. The Delta variant was first identified in India. Although the number of new cases is still in the hundreds, but there have been increased concerns about the widespread spread of infection in different provinces. The cause of concern for officials is the sudden spike of cases in Beijing, more than 175 days after the last cases were reported.
Flights coming to Beijing do not get direct entry into the city
The city’s local government, with a population of about 22 million, defended the city from COVID-19 for several months for the centenary celebrations of the Communist Party of China (CCP) to be held on July 1. Here are the residences of senior leaders including President Xi Jinping. China is yet to start air travel from India and several other countries and most international flights to Beijing are diverted to other cities where passengers had to undergo a 21-day quarantine before entering the national capital.
China vaccinated 40 percent of the population
According to the National Health Commission of China, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the mainland of China was 92,875. In this 932 patients are being treated. At the same time, the condition of 25 is critical. The virus has killed 4,636 people in the country since last year. According to official media, China has so far vaccinated about 40 percent of its population. The coronavirus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. After this it spread rapidly in China and around the world and in March 2020 it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
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