Parts of northern China are facing heightened COVID-19 curbs following a broader outbreak of COVID-19. Three new areas are being locked down with schools halting physical classes and an aerospace company delaying work on a rocket project.
According to data from China’s National Health Commission (NHC), there have been 42 new domestically transmitted cases since October 16, totalling to 42.
The latest COVID-19 outbreak in northern and north-western China, has also reached Beijing and Hebei. Officials have pledged stringent counter measures against the virus, which originated in Wuhan, even as they stepped up preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics Games, which many nations have called to boycott citing its modern concentration camps in Xinjiang.
In Xingtai, Hebei, situated just 6 hours away in driving distance from Zhangjiakou city, which will co-host the Winter Olympics Games with Beijing, two local asymptomatic cases have been confirmed.
In the past week, in north-western Gansu province, 9 local confirmed cases have been reported, with high schools and primary school suspending physical classes.
Chinese officials have yet to disclose how citizens became infected in these latest cases.