Delta penetrates 14 provinces in China, still believes in vaccine
Date 01 Aug 2021 time 11:17
How bad is the situation in China? after facing the worst outbreak since the start of the Wuhan pandemic.
China’s latest wave of outbreaks caused by delta invasions has now spanned 14 provinces, the biggest outbreak in months. Challenge China’s early success in resolving the outbreak better than any other country. Until people have returned to a relatively normal life in the past few months. But now the situation is changing.
China has locked down more than a million people and launched a mass screening campaign.
Mi Feng, spokesman for the National Health Commission (NHC), said: “The main strain currently in circulation is the Delta strain. This is an even bigger challenge for virus prevention and control.”
Hundreds of thousands of people were now locked in Jiangsu Province. While Nanji has double checked the total number of infections of 9.2 million people, more than 260 cases nationwide are linked to a cluster in Nanjing. Nine cabin cleaners at an international airport tested positive on July 20.
There were also reports of new cases in two other regions on Saturday: Fujian Province and Chongqing Capital. including one patient visiting the tourist town of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, and an international cargo crew who had just arrived from abroad.
Authorities in the Chongqing metropolitan area ordered emergency mass testing Friday evening on people who have visited sites linked to confirmed cases.
After seeing an asymptomatic patient in Zhengzhou This is the epicenter of the latest severe floods in Henan Province. central county City officials ordered all 10 million people to be tested. The head of the city’s health commission was also fired.
The tourist town of Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province, where the landscape inspired the movie Avatar, ordered the lockdown of 1.5 million residents and all tourist attractions were closed on Friday. according to the official announcement
According to a preliminary investigation, health officials said the virus likely originated from a cluster in Nanjing.
Authorities are currently struggling to track down people across the country who have recently traveled from Nanjing or Zhangjiajie. and has urged tourists not to travel to different areas where infected cases were found
Xinhua news agency reported that Yangzhou announced the suspension of flights arriving and departing from Taizhou International Airport. Major tourist attractions such as Shouxihu Lake and Daming Temple have been closed, and two areas in Hanjiang Province have been upgraded to medium-risk areas for COVID-19.
Yangzhou has detected a new case of COVID-19. A total of 16 locally infected people have been infected since Thursday (July 29).
On Saturday (July 31), the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Agency In Changsha, three areas in the city have been upgraded from zones at risk of COVID-19. low to moderate and to conduct comprehensive nucleic testing for people in those areas.
There are also reports that patients in the latest group have been vaccinated. But health officials said “It’s normal,” and emphasizes the importance of vaccination coupled with rigorous measures.
“Covid-19 vaccine For the Delta species this may be somewhat reduced. But the current vaccine still has a good protective and protective effect against the delta strain,” said Feng Zijian, a virologist at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The NHC said more than 1.6 billion doses have been vaccinated across the country so far. But it did not specify how many people were fully vaccinated.
Chinese health officials said They are aiming for 80% of the population to be fully vaccinated by the end of the year.
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