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China seals city as its worst virus outbreak in a year grows

BEIJING (AP) — China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders.

8/4/2021 11:10:00 AM

China ’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago has escalated with dozens more cases around the country. One city is being sealed off and local officials blamed for lax pandemic measures will be punished.

BEIJING (AP) — China 's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders.Since that initial outbreak was tamed last year, China’s people had lived virtually free of the virus, with extremely strict border controls and local distancing and quarantine measures stamping out scattered, small flareups when they occurred.

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Now, the country is on high alert as an outbreak of cases connected to the international airport in the eastern city of Nanjing touched at least 17 provinces. China reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 from local transmission Wednesday, more than half of them in coastal Jiangsu province, of which Nanjing is the capital.

In Wuhan, the central city where the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in late 2019, mass testing has shown some of its newly reported cases have a high degree of similarity to cases discovered in Jiangsu province. Those cases have been identified as being caused by the highly transmissible delta variant that first was identified in India.

ADVERTISEMENTMeanwhile, another COVID-19 hotspot was emerging in the city of Zhangjiajie, near a scenic area famous for sandstone cliffs, caves, forests and waterfalls that inspired the on-screen landscape in the “Avatar” films.The city ordered residential communities sealed Sunday, preventing people from leaving their homes. In a subsequent order on Tuesday, officials said no one, whether tourist or resident, could leave the city.

The city government’s Communist Party disciplinary committee on Wednesday issued a list of local officials who “had a negative impact” on pandemic prevention and control work who would be punished.The city itself has only recorded 19 cases since last week, three of which were people with no symptoms, which are counted separately. However, individual cases linked to Zhangjiajie’s outbreak have spread to at least five provinces, according to the Shanghai government-owned newspaper the Paper.

Far higher numbers were reported in Yangzhou, a city next to Nanjing, which has recorded 126 cases as of Tuesday.After announcing last week that they were suspending issuance of passports for travelers except for those with an urgent need, officials at the National Immigration Administration reiterated the message again on Wednesday at a press briefing.

As of Tuesday, China has given more than 1.71 billion vaccine doses to its population of 1.4 billion. It’s not clear how many of those are first or both doses, but at least 40% of the population is fully protected, according to earlier announcements.Chinese companies have not publicly shared real-world data on how effective their vaccines are against the delta variant, though officials have said the vaccines prevent severe disease and hospitalization.

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In addition to the 71 cases of local transmission, 25 travelers from overseas have COVID-19 and have entered quarantine, making the total for Wednesday 96 new cases. The National Health Commission also said 15 people tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms.

China has reported 4,636 deaths and 93,289 cases of COVID-19 overall, most of them from the original outbreak in Wuhan that peaked early last year. Read more: The Associated Press »

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Oh dammit dozens and their officials face consequences? how would that be? The associated press knows that there are communities in China where there is no water or electricity, the doors are blocked, and the property can't go in regardless of takeout, and then the people in the community shout for help?

yes, it's true, but there's only dozens of people gets infected here in China,meanwhile, there's still thousands of people getting infected every day in United States and other Western countries,and it's getting even worse,think about yourself America😏😏😏 Is China being called to at least pay for vaccinations in the developing world?This started because they allowed the wet markets to operate with no health and safety standards(best case scenario)or lax security in the Wuhan lab(a possibility).Why aren’t we talking more about it?

“Will be punished.” Like Biden’s CDC threatening to throw landlords in jail if they remove non rent paying tenants? Sounds like China to me. Yeah right ! China’s worst outbreak reported 30 some cases today, compared to over 140,000 in US today all info according to CCP? Is a part of globaltimesnews? 人类新纳粹主义已来临,控制形为进尔摧毁自由意志,强制结种疫苗,法学疑罪从无被摧毁,人人有病了世界有病了。活在恐惧中,人类。把疫苗当上帝信仰,人类堕入魔道。众生有病,计划生育杀七月成人婴几亿,众孽因果,人类无人能逃,唯行善积德可减众孽因果之罪

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Their “worst” and it’s only “dozens” With a billion people and where the virus originated really makes one think “Dozens”? That’s one diner in South Carolina… Their 'worst' outbreak is 'dozens' around a country of over 1b people. If it was just dozens in any US state or county, we'd be celebrating that COVID was over... oh wait, we're already doing that and yet the numbers are many, many times 'dozens'

Dozens? 'China’s worst coronavirus outbreak ... with dozens more cases.' Speaking of human rights, clearly which gov. is putting people's lives and well being as priority. Yeah, China is in deep shit. 'In terms of the absolute numbers, the largest excess mortality in our dataset was observed in the United States (640,000 by June 6, 2021'

Where is this information coming from? China itself? They can totally be trusted!!! HateMeGuys Yet they still continue to eat bats & pangolin

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