Caixin
Dec 29, 2021 07:31 PM
BUSINESS

Xi’an Authorities Struggle to Figure Out How Covid Swept Through City

The interior view of the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Photo: VCG
The interior view of the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Photo: VCG

Health authorities in China’s Northwest city of Xi’an are still struggling to establish a clear train of transmission for the latest cluster of Covid cases that has led to a citywide lockdown of almost 13 million residents and drawn criticism of its pandemic response.

The capital city of Shaanxi province reported 151 domestically transmitted infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number of locally confirmed cases in Xi’an to 962 between Dec. 9 and Dec. 28, according to a statement (link in Chinese) from the provincial health commission on Wednesday.

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