Control measures stepped up as 61 new cases bring total to 270, with infection spreading to another city in the province.
- Control measures stepped up as 61 new cases bring total to 270, with infection spreading to another city in the province
- People across the country urged to minimise trips during looming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations
China recorded the largest single-day leap in its rapidly growing
outbreak on Thursday, with 61 new symptomatic cases – including one in a previously unaffected city – in the southeastern province of
, as authorities stepped up control measures ahead of two major holidays.
There were 31 new symptomatic cases in Xiamen, 28 in Putian and one in Quanzhou, authorities said on Friday morning. The city of Zhangzhou, which neighbours Xiamen, confirmed its first case of the highly transmissible Delta variant in the outbreak.
The latest cases bring the total number of infections in the Fujian outbreak to 270, including nine asymptomatic cases. No deaths have been reported.
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