China reports fewer COVID-19 cases but Omicron spread unclear

16/01/2022 12:42:00 AM

Cities across China step up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics from February 4

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Cities across China step up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics from February 4.

Cities across China step up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics from February 4

In a statement on Saturday, January 15, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 165 new confirmed coronavirus cases for January 14, down from 201 a day earlier.Of the new infections, 104 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, compared with 143 a day earlier.

The new locally transmitted cases were in Henan, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shaanxi and Zhejiang.Cities across China have ratcheted up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage theWinter Olympicsfrom February 4. Many local governments have advised residents not to leave town unnecessarily, while dozens of international and domestic flights have been suspended.

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In a statement on Saturday, January 15, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 165 new confirmed coronavirus cases for January 14, down from 201 a day earlier. Of the new infections, 104 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, compared with 143 a day earlier. The Beijing Winter Games open on February 4, and participants are mostly taking special flights restricted to people with OIympics credentials as part of a strict bubble that authorities are implementing around the event. The new locally transmitted cases were in Henan, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shaanxi and Zhejiang. Cities across China have ratcheted up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics from February 4. That rule means that a flight is automatically suspended for two weeks if five or more passengers test positive upon landing in China. Many local governments have advised residents not to leave town unnecessarily, while dozens of international and domestic flights have been suspended.5 percent of which are loyal DZBB listeners.

Despite stringent controls, state media reported on Saturday that Beijing had detected an infection in a person working in the city’s Haidian district. China has defended its"circuit-breaker" regulations as"an important step to reduce the risk of cross-border spread of the epidemic. Reports did not specify the infection variant. China has reported locally transmitted infections of the highly contagious Omicron variant in at least four provinces and municipalities – in the northern city of Tianjin, the central province of Henan, the southern province of Guangdong and the northeastern province of Liaoning."For airlines that do not meet the conditions to trigger the circuit-breaker, China has never applied relevant measures on them. Authorities have warned that Omicron adds to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as more people return to China from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday. He Qinghua, an NHC official, said in a briefing on Saturday that the Omicron variant was also detected in Shanghai, without specifying the case count. During this period, a growing number of passengers on flights from the United States — operated by both US and Chinese carriers — tested positive upon arrival in China, triggering a wave of cancellations just ahead of the Olympics and the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in China. This includes “Super Balita sa Umaga,” “Saksi sa Dobol B,” “Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo,” and “Buena Manong Balita.

He did not say whether the variant had been spread locally or imported from overseas. He said 14 provincial areas in China had found the Omicron variant in infected individuals arriving from overseas. The city on Thursday recorded five new locally transmitted cases, all linked to a resident who had recently returned from the United States. China also reported 25 new asymptomatic cases for January 14, down from 42 infections a day earlier. China classifies asymptomatic cases separately from confirmed cases."We are in communication with the US and Chinese governments to identify a path forward that minimizes impact to travelers. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.6 percent.

As of January 14, mainland China had 104,745 confirmed cases. China largely sealed off its borders in March 2020 and has continued to stick to its strict zero-Covid policy. – Rappler.com . Last month, a Delta flight from Seattle to Shanghai turned around midair because of a change in cleaning procedures at the Chinese airport that"significantly extended ground time and are not operationally viable," according to the airline.