This Thursday, the 24th, 31,444 new infections by the disease were registered, most of which are asymptomatic; biggest brand had been accounted for in April this year
Cities in China adopt tough lockdowns to contain the virus
THE China recorded a new record of new daily cases of Covid-19 this Thursday, the 24th, when registering 31,444 new infections in 24 hours. The number is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic and was recorded by health authorities amid several outbreaks and restrictions on movement in the country. According to China’s National Health Office, of the 31,000 new cases, 27,517 are asymptomatic. The previous record was recorded in April this year, when the country had 29,317 daily infections, during the period in which the city of Shanghai began its confinement, which lasted two months and caused supply problems in the place. The city of Beijing, capital of China, is experiencing the worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, registering almost 1,500 new cases on Wednesday and forcing the confinement of dozens of residential properties and the adoption of remote work. China is one of the few countries that still adopts the “Covid Zero” policy to eradicate the virus from the territory, adopting long confinements and isolation of positive cases.
In the city of Zhengzhou, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, the government ordered the confinement of six million people. The measures affect approximately half of the city’s population and are part of the “Covid zero” strategy. Residents of central Zhengzhou can only leave the region with permission from the authorities and upon presentation of a negative Covid-19 test. Residents can also only leave the house “in case of need”. Even though it affects more than half of the population, the measure does not affect the region where the factory is located, where workers have faced other restrictions for weeks. The measures generate unease with the population, which led to protests in recent weeks. Residents of the region confronted police and agents from other security forces with protective suits and batons.
🇧🇷With information from AFP