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China reports 846 new local Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths in last 24 hours

As many as 32 people, all in Shanghai, succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, Xinhua reported

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker conducts antigen testing for an elder resident in Shanghai (Photo via AP/PTI)

The Chinese mainland reported 846 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths in the past 24 hours, said the National Health Commission on Monday.

Of the new local cases, 727 were reported in while the rest of the cases came from 13 other provincial-level regions, including 36 in Beijing, Xinhua reported citing the commission.

The country also reported a total of 6,895 locally-transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel in the past 24 hours, of which 6,606 local asymptomatic carriers were identified in .

A total of 4,662 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the commission.

However, as many as 32 people, all in Shanghai, succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, in a major escalation of COVID-19 restrictions amid a surge in Omicron variant cases, has banned all restaurant dining, shut down Universal Studios and ordered residents to provide proof of a negative Covid test to enter public venues, according to CNN.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread in more and more cities in China, questions are mounting over the country's zero covid policy.

The country's much-publicized "zero-covid" strategy that the government credited for bringing the country out of the pandemic till recently is falling apart as the rapidly mounting cases are again forcing mass lockdowns like those seen in 2020.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, May 02 2022. 12:33 IST
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