China’s National Health Commission reported 1,803 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in the previous 24 hours on Thursday.
According to Xinhua News Agency, 1,340 new local illnesses were detected in Jilin, 355 in Shanghai, 19 in Heilongjiang, 15 in Henan, and 11 apiece in Fujian and Guangdong. The remaining instances were recorded in 16 different provincial areas.
According to the commission, 36 imported COVID-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday, with two suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland reported in Shanghai and no new COVID-19 deaths confirmed that day.
Meanwhile, according to a media source, Chinese officials have enforced the most stringent lockdown measures in the 26-million-strong city since the outbreak began in 2020.
According to Vision Times, China’s ‘zero-covid’ approach has put the city, which is one of the country’s major financial capitals, under lockdown.