China Covid cases have reached an all-time high since the start of the pandemic. According to government data released Thursday, as the country seeks to contain the spread with lockdowns, mass testing, and travel restrictions.
On Wednesday, China Covid reported 31,454 domestic cases, 27,517 of which had no symptoms. According to the National Health Bureau.
Considering China’s enormous population of 1.4 billion, the numbers are quite insignificant.
Even small outbreaks, however, can force the closure of entire cities and the stringent confinement of contacts of infected people under Beijing’s draconian zero-Covid policy.
As the pandemic approaches its third year. The relentless policy has worn on vast segments of the people, causing dissatisfaction and exhaustion.
This has led to intermittent demonstrations and decreased productivity in the second-largest economy in the world.
The infections reported on Wednesday are more than the 29,390 cases that were noted in mid-April in Shanghai.
A megacity where inhabitants were having difficulty accessing food and medical treatment due to a lockdown.