A total of 144 new covid-19 cases were reported in China on Thursday, according to a statement from the National Health Commission, which is the highest daily number after 202 cases were recorded on March 1 last year, Reuters reports.
The state commission said there were 135 new cases of local infections, 90 of which were in Hubei province near Beijing, which was hit hardest in the latest wave.
Another 43 cases were reported in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, and the provinces of Guangxi and Shaanxi reported one new confirmed case each.
The total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in China is now 87,988, while the number of deaths is unchanged – 4,635.
The new covid-19 wave comes as a team of World Health Organization (WHO) researchers arrives in China to determine the origins of the pandemic that has killed nearly two million people worldwide so far.
The WHO delegation, which was delayed due to Beijing’s refusal to allow them to enter the country, also encountered a problem yesterday, as two team members were stopped in Singapore after tests showed they had antibodies, while the rest of the delegation was quarantined in Wuhan, where he will stay for two weeks, after which the research will begin.
The total number of covid-19 cases is still below what China had at the height of the pandemic in early 2020, but concerns about a new wave across the country are growing as Chinese New Year celebrations approach in February, when more travel is expected during holidays, and the government appeals to the population to stay at home.
Chinese Railways Deputy General Manager Li Wenking expects about 296 million rail passengers during the New Year’s break, Xinhua reported on Friday, compared to 410 million in 2019, when there were no major restrictions on travel during the holidays. states the agency.
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