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China Covid: Record Cases as Virus Spreads Across the Country

Despite strict measures intended to eradicate the virus, China has registered the greatest daily number of Covid cases since the outbreak started.

There are outbreaks in a number of important cities, including the southern commercial hub Guangzhou and the capital Beijing.

The country reported 31,527 instances on Wednesday, exceeding the peak of approximately 28,000 cases reached in April, when its largest city Shanghai was placed under lockdown.

It occurs when incidents of unrest are still being sparked by stringent lockdowns.

The 1.4 billion-person nation of China’s zero-Covid policy has prevented deaths, but it has also taken a heavy toll on the economy and the lives of common people.

However, the country’s small relaxation of some of its Covid limitations just a few weeks ago also coincides with the rising surge of instances.

By reducing the length of the quarantine period for close contacts from seven days in a state facility to five days at home and stopping the tracking of secondary contacts, many more persons were able to skip the quarantine period.

Additionally, authorities have made an effort to avoid imposing broad lockdowns like those Shanghai experienced earlier this year.

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