This is the highest value in the People’s Republic since the beginning of the pandemic.
The corona situation in China is getting worse. According to the authorities, there were 31,444 new infections nationwide within one day. This is the highest value since the pandemic began almost three years ago.
Compared to other countries and the large population of 1.4 billion people, the number of new infections is comparatively low. However, the state and party leadership has been pursuing a strict zero-Covid policy since the outbreak in Wuhan almost three years ago.
That means: Wherever the virus occurs, tough measures are taken against it. These include contact tracing, forced isolation in central accommodation, closed offices and shops, exit restrictions in cities with a population of over a million, and travel bans.
Millions of Chinese in lockdown
With the number of cases increasing sharply in recent weeks, millions of Chinese are again in a kind of lockdown. The economy of the second largest economy in the world is in massive crisis.