Omicron mutation: Cases are on the rise in China as well

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THE China reported today new cases of highly contagious Omicron mutation of Covid-19, while faced with several outbreaks less than a month before the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

From the beginning of his pandemic coronavirus, the authorities have implemented a strategy “zero Covid“Which is to do everything possible to reduce the occurrence of new cases as much as possible,” AFP reported.

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However, sporadic flares have been recorded regularly in recent months and the country is increasingly vigilant as the Winter Olympic Games (February 4-20).

In Sian, a city in northern China, 13 million inhabitants are in lockdown mode for the third week, a measure taken after the occurrence of dozens of cases in late December, reports the RES EIA.

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Recommendation for self-restraint of Tianjin’s 14 million inhabitants

And since last weekend, a new outbreak has caused concern in the authorities in Tianjin, a large port city located about 100 km southeast of Beijing.

Many cases over the weekend are linked to the Omicron variant, which was first identified in China in last month in the same city. At the same time, 21 new cases of Covid-19 were announced today in Tianjin, without it being known at this time which variant of the virus has appeared.

The city’s approximately 14 million inhabitants are encouraged to home restriction, while mass tracking of the population is in progress.

From yesterday Sunday, residents can leave the city only with a special permit and a negative test of less than 48 hours, the local municipal authority announced. “Residents should not leave Tianjin unless there is an urgent need,” she said in a statement on Sunday.

All schools closed and railway connections with Beijing were suspended.

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Test on Anyang’s 5 million citizens

About 400 kilometers southwest of the city Anyang in the central province of Henan reported two cases of the Omicron variant associated with the Tianjin outbreak. The city immediately announced that it would test its 5 million inhabitants.

THE ticket sales Long-distance train and bus services from Anyang have been suspended and checkpoints have been set up on all exit roads of the city to limit the spread of the virus in the country.

However, China, where the first cases of Covid were found two years ago in the central city of Wuhan, has largely under control the pandemic.

Life has almost returned to normal in its territory since the spring of 2020 and the country has only recorded two deaths in more than one year according to official figures.

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