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Feb 24, 2022 08:59 PM
CHINA

China Faces New Wave of Local Covid Outbreaks

A healthcare worker conducts Covid-19 testing on Wednesday in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia  autonomous region. Photo: VCG
A healthcare worker conducts Covid-19 testing on Wednesday in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: VCG

The Chinese mainland is battling a new wave of local Covid-19 outbreaks as at least a dozen regions have discovered cases of the omicron or delta variants, including the capital Beijing and the initial Chinese epicenter of Wuhan.

On Wednesday, the mainland confirmed 85 new locally transmitted cases in 10 provincial-level regions — including Inner Mongolia, Hubei and Guangdong — according to the National Health Commission. It also recorded 24 new asymptomatic cases in some of these regions as well as in Hebei and Heilongjiang provinces.

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