China has started 2022 with the highest number of local coronavirus cases every seven days since it defeated the first epidemic in the country nearly two years ago, despite some of the world’s most serious COVID-19 weapons.
The National Health Commission also announced on Saturday 175 new community diseases with medical identification on December 31, which brought the total number of Chinese protests to 1,151 last week.
The explosion is largely driven by spread northwest of industry and technology in Xi’an, a city of 13 million.
The growing growth in Xi’an could bolster the government’s commitment to curb the spread of crime.
The city, which has been closed for 10 days since Saturday, says 1,451 people have been diagnosed with local signs since December 9, the highest in any Chinese city in 2021.
A government-sponsored source, China Daily, reported that the Shaanxi provincial capital was “facing a” difficult battle “against the epidemic, and that there was no” change “in spreading the virus.
Liu Guozhong, secretary of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, said there should be “immediate vigilance in the fight against COVID-19 in the coming days”.
“Xi’an is the destination of action for the epidemic and only when the Xi’an epidemic is brought under control can we change the situation throughout the region,” Liu was quoted as saying by China Daily.
The Winter Olympics are coming
Although the number of Chinese cases is small compared to most epidemics around the world, preventing a major eruption in 2022 should be a priority.
Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in February, and the ruling Communist Party will hold a district convention once every five years, which is expected in the fall, with President Xi Jinping running for a third term as party secretary.
In his New Year’s address, Xi said China “will not stop trying to provide the best sports in the world”.
The emergence of the most widespread Omicron species will also make Beijing less vigilant in the fight against the virus. China has reported a number of Omicron cases being exported and a single virus that is spreading there.
Since August, China has been trying to control epidemics within two weeks, much shorter than four or six weeks in previous wars against the global epidemic, according to the National Health Commission.
Cities bordering China are particularly vulnerable to the virus, either because of the presence of high traffic or the influx of infected people from other countries. Others were affected by the Delta expansion which led to more difficult alternatives last year.
Yunnan, which shares borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, also reported new signs for 92 days out of 365 last year, or 25 percent of the time, more often than any other province, autonomous region or city.
Xi’an eruption, which led to cases in other cities including Beijing, resumed with a flight from Pakistan, but it is not known how it spread to rural areas.
Many people have been banned from leaving their homes, but city officials said on Friday the steel would be released in less dangerous batches when the time came.
China’s strong epidemic plans have helped keep its growing industries closed for a long time, earning exports as other growth pillars dwindle.
But the unexpected disruption has disrupted consumer sentiment and has led to a shift in food, hospitality and tourism.