Chinese Region of 100 Million People Facing New Coronavirus Outbreak

Fears of a second Covid-19 wave are being realised as almost 108 million people are under lockdown in China’s northeast region.

LOCKDOWN has been implemented again in some regions of China after new cases of Covid-19 triggered fears of a second outbreak.

Roughly 108 million people are under severe lockdown restrictions after at least 34 new cases of coronavirus and one death were reported in the Jilin province, Northern China. At least three new Covid-19 cases were reported Saturday and two Sunday also. Overall, the Jilin province has just 127 total confirmed cases and two deaths since the virus emerged late last year. That’s compared to the 68,134 cases reported in Hubei province where the virus originated.

Strict lockdowns in Wuhan that began in January had helped keep the virus in China largely confined to the Hubei province, but health experts have now warned about a resurgence, possibly because the lockdowns were lifted too soon.

Last week, Wuhan reported six new cases, breaking a 35-day streak of zero new daily cases. The government in the city has not reimposed a lockdown but is currently testing all 11 million residents.

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