The number of daily cases of covid-19 in china hit a record since the start of the pandemic, official data showed Thursday, amid multiple outbreaks and restrictions across the country.
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China recorded a total of 31,454 new cases on Wednesday, of which 27 thousand 517 were asymptomaticindicated the National Health Office of this country of 1.4 billion inhabitants.
The Asian country is the only major economy in the world that is still seeking to completely eradicate the virus from its territory with lockdowns of entire cities, isolation of positive contacts, and massive tests.
The Chinese capital is experiencing its worst epidemic outbreak since the start of the pandemic at the end of 2019. Dozens of residential properties were confined and the vast majority of companies switched to teleworking.
Beijing announced almost 1,500 new cases on Wednesday, the vast majority asymptomatic, in a population of 22 million. It is the highest figure in the city, although very low compared to international standards.
Schools, restaurants and shops closed for fear of being placed in quarantine while the exhaustion and mental fatigue of the inhabitants continues to increase due to these often vague and changing restrictions, the duration of which is never announced in advance.