tirsdag 12. april 2022

After Shanghai, Other Cities Brace for Potential Omicron Surge

As a highly transmissible Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus rapidly spreads in Shanghai, other cities and provinces across China are potentially bracing for surges. The BA.2 sub-variant cluster has caused a record number of cases in the country’s financial hub, with Shanghai recording over 100,000 cases in the past week alone. The same variant also resulted in a spike of infections in the southern city of Shenzhenand the northeastern province of Jilin, leading to mass testing and lockdowns.

Now, cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou and provinces including Fujian, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu have reported infections fueled by the BA.2 variant. Zhejiang and Jiangsu have already instituted a wide range of restrictions, including shutting down many public venues.