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Chinese health officials on Saturday reported two COVID-19 deaths, the first since January 2021, as the country battled its worst outbreak in two years, leading to an increase in the highly transmissible omikron variety. ۔
The death toll from the corona virus in the country has risen to 4,638 from both the northeastern provinces of Jhelum.
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Both deaths occurred in elderly patients and are the result of their underlying conditions, said Jiao Yaohui, an official with the National Health Commission. told A news briefing on Saturday. He said one of them had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Most of the 2,157 new community transmissions reported on Saturday came from Jill. The province has imposed a travel ban, requiring police permission for people to travel across the border.
Across the country, more than 29,000 confirmed cases have been reported in China since the beginning of March.
He has pressed with himself. Lockdown trial and true policy And since the initial outbreak in Wuhan in 2019, large-scale testing of millions of people as part of a successful, if cumbersome, “zero-COVID” strategy.
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Relatively few virus infections have been reported in the country so far as clusters are detected as soon as they are discovered. The strategy has gained public support and prevented a large number of deaths in other countries, many of which have begun to abandon any form of social distance.
Faced with the worst increase since the end of 2019, authorities have vowed to double the zero tolerance strategy to control multiple epidemics across China. However, the leader Xi Jinping Admitted for the first time The burden of action on Thursday, saying China should achieve “maximum impact” with “minimal cost” in controlling the virus.
Hong Kong, which is facing its worst outbreak of an epidemic, recorded 16,583 new cases on Saturday. The city’s total corona virus infection exceeded 1 million on Friday, and its death toll has already surpassed that of mainland China.
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Mainland China’s COVID-19 data is considered separate from Hong Kong, which is a special administrative region.