Corona wreaks havoc again in China (indicative picture).
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The situation has once again become serious due to the ever-increasing cases of corona in China. Strict restrictions have been imposed in the capital Beijing under the Corona lockdown. Two more deaths were reported in Beijing on Tuesday with an increase in the new case of Corona. Authorities in Beijing have closed parks, office buildings and shopping malls. Chaoyang district, the city’s most populous, has been put under a near-complete lockdown, with residents urged not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.
Health officials urged some 3.5 million residents of Chaoyang district, which has become the worst-affected region in the capital Beijing, to stay away from the virus. So stay at home most of the time. Local authorities identified more than 1,400 new cases in Beijing on Monday, with 783 confirmed cases in Chaoyang alone. Beijing reported more than 1,000 new cases in a day for the first time since the epidemic began in late 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The death toll from Corona in Beijing has now risen to five.
“The local epidemic situation in China is serious and complex. The epidemic is spreading rapidly in some areas and the prevention and control are difficult,” Hu Jiang of the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration was quoted as saying in the country’s media on Tuesday. Increasing.” Jiang said some provinces are facing the most serious and complicated situation in three years. He said that the number of new infected is continuously increasing all over China. A total of 2,53,000 people have been reported infected across the country since November 1, with an average of 22,200 cases per day recorded last week, more than double the previous week.
Most Beijing residents have been instructed to take daily nucleic acid tests because they are required to show negative test results before entering grocery stores and supermarkets. The city of Guangzhou in South China was the most affected on Tuesday in the ongoing Corona outbreak in China. On Monday, 253 new symptomatic and 7,957 asymptomatic cases were registered here. There is a ban on travel inside the city, due to which lakhs of people are locked in their homes in this huge city.
In a report based on its Nomura China COVID Lockdown Index (CLI) on Tuesday, brokerage firm Nomura said that with the increase in the number of total COVID cases in China, the nationwide lockdown has been worsening over the past week. Nomura said in a statement that according to government data and our survey, as of November 21, 49 cities currently have some level of lockdown in place or some kind of district-based control measures in place. We estimate that around 412 million (412 million) people are currently affected by these lockdown measures, up from 340 million (340 million) last week.