This Chinese city is facing the biggest COVID outbreak in the “live-or-die stage”


Kovid in China: As of Wednesday, 101,890 cases of corona virus had been confirmed in China.

Beijing:

The Chinese city of Xian on Thursday reported another 155 local COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases seen by any Chinese city to the highest this year, as infections climbed to 13 million. The lockdown continues for eight days.

The northwestern city on Wednesday reported 155 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms such as fever, official data showed on Thursday, up from 151 cases a day earlier. This takes the total number of local coronavirus cases to 1,100 since the current flare-up began on December 9.

The world’s two largest memory chip makers, Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology, have warned that the lockdown could affect their chip manufacturing bases in the region.

Jian has launched several rounds of testing across the city to trace the transmission. The sixth round begins on Thursday, a day after the fifth round.

“Xian has reached a live-or-die stage in its fight against the virus,” Zhang Fenghu, a city government official, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Despite Xian having fewer cases than many clusters abroad, officials have imposed strict restrictions on travel in and out of the city since December 23, as Beijing demands that each outbreak be controlled quickly.

Many residents have been banned from leaving their housing premises unless they are going out to take a COVID-19 test or attend essential cases approved by local authorities.

These restrictions have curtailed access to daily necessities, with many unable to go out to shop and rely on deliveries.

According to a Xian government official on Wednesday, the restrictions in companies involved in ensuring the supply of daily necessities have led to a shortage of employees and the government is working to address the issue, which has specified the type of workers or workers. did not do.

The National Health Commission said the southwest region of Guangxi also reported a local symptomatic case for December 29.

Mainland China had 101,890 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, including locally transmitted and those arriving from abroad.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

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