COVID-19 is back in Wuhan and many other parts of China that have been ‘virus free’ for months

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COVID-19 is back in Wuhan and many other parts of China that have been ‘virus free’ for months
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China has not seen such a wave of COVID-19 infections since January 2020. The delta variant of the deadly virus has spread in China to areas that have been declared ‘virus free’ for many months now, according to a Bloomberg report.

The latest outbreak is of the Delta variant of the virus and it has reportedly spread over half of the Asian country. This is happening at a time when the curbs imposed due to the pandemic have been relaxed.

China reported 99 infections on Monday including 44 cases without symptoms. The total infections in the country is reportedly 300. This is the biggest outbreak in China since January last year, when 2,000 people were infected.

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The good news is that nearly 60% of China’s population has already been vaccinated.

According to the Bloomberg report, the initial delta infection arrived via an overseas flight that came from Moscow and landed in Nanjing in mid-July. Since then, the Delta variant has already spread to places as far away as Hainan island in the southern part of the country, 1,900 kilometers from Nanjing.



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