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The Sunday Review

China It has reported its first deaths Patients receiving Covid-19 in nearly Six months as The country is struggling to contain the surge in cases across multiple cities that’s testing the limits of its tough zero-Covid strategy.

Monday China’s National Health Commission reported two deaths Patients receiving Covid-19 in Beijing Following the death of an elderly man aged 87, Sunday’s news is here in The capital on Saturday

It’s here as The country is facing an influx of cases, with 26,824 new infections reported on Sunday, according to the National Health Commission – the highest daily number since mid-April and the sixth consecutive day over 20,000.

This weekend is the last. China’s most recent Covid-19 related death was on May 26 in Shanghai was closed for two years months A major outbreak lasted until June

China is the world’s last major economy still enforcing strict zero-Covid measures, which aim to stamp out chains of transmission through border restrictions, mass testing, extensive quarantines, and snap lockdowns on neighborhoods or entire cities – sometimes for months on end.

An earlier announcement by the Chinese government, this month, indicated that they would not be changing their zero-Covid policies. We discourage unnecessary mass testing or zealous classification of restricted items. “high risk” areas. It also eliminated quarantine requirements for secondary contacts, and decreased the amount of time close contacts and international visitors must spend. in quarantine.

Many Chinese cities had to cancel mass Covid test runs after the announcement. However, the strict restrictions that local authorities imposed to stop outbreaks remained in effect. in place.

In the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, authorities on Monday imposed a five-day lockdown on Baiyun, the city’s most populous district with 3.7 million residents and home to one of the country’s busiest international airports.

This city is the epicenter China’s ongoing outbreak, having reported tens of thousands of cases Several districts were locked down this month. Some residents were arrested last week revolted against an extended lockdownBy tearing down walls and marching down streets

In BeijingOn Monday, several schools in different districts switched to online learning. as Authorities reported 962 infections on Sunday, an increase of 621 over the previous day. Chaoyang was the hardest hit district and is home to many international embassies. The district government advised residents to stay home this weekend with many restaurants, gyms, and beauty salons closed.

Residents are moving to other areas because of the rising number of cases and associated controls. China Ask about the costs of zero Covid measures.

For those citizens who are trapped in lockdown, recurring issues like accessing prompt medical care or enough food and supplies, or losing work and income – have over and over again led to hardship and tragedy, including numerous deaths This could be due to delayed access for medical care.

A 4-month-old girl died in Zhengzhou’s central city. in hotel quarantine stoked nationwide outcry last week – the second death of a child under Covid restrictions this month.