CORONAVIRUS China recorded 31,454 cases on Wednesday, of which 27,517 are asymptomatic, compared to 29,390 infections recorded in mid-April
Beijing residents taking a Covid-19 test, November 21, 2022. — Koki Kataoka /AP/SIPA
The health crisis is accelerating further in China. The daily number of Covid-19 cases has reached a new record in the country, the report said. this Thursday the authorities who are trying to stem the spread of the virus by carrying out strict containments, mass testing and travel restrictions.
China has listed 31,454 cases as of Wednesday, of which 27,517 are asymptomatic, the country said. the national health office. These new figures are higher than the 29,390 infections recorded at mid-April, when Shanghai – the third most populous city in the world – was under lockdown and its residents were struggling to cope. to buy food and to access medical care.
Often vague and changing restrictions
Beijing has been experiencing an epidemic outbreak in recent days. Dozens of residential buildings have been confined and companies are generalizing teleworking. The Chinese capital has announced Wednesday nearly 1,500 new positive cases (the vast majority asymptomatic) for 22 million inhabitants. A level never reached in the city since the start of the pandemic, but which remains very low according to international criteria.
Schools, restaurants and shops at; again closed, fear of being placed in quarantine: a large part of the people of Beijing are now mentally exhausted by these often vague and changing restrictions, the duration of which is never announced at any time. advance. The country of more than 1.2 billion people is the only major economy in the world still trying to stem the spread of the virus, shutting down entire cities and placing contacts infected patients under strict quarantine.