The easing of restrictions, planned for the second half of November, is again postponed
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The easing of restrictions, planned for the second half of November, is again postponed

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The zero-tolerance policy for the coronavirus, which worked so well in China during the previous waves of the pandemic, seems to have failed – over the past day, a record number of new cases of the disease has been recorded in the country – more than 31 thousand.

Thus, the easing of restrictions, scheduled for the second half of November, is again postponed.

The current incidence rate even exceeded the maximum recorded in the spring of this year, when the country’s authorities had to actually close the multi-million dollar Shanghai for two whole months.

Chinese doctors claim that the cause of the outbreak was the insufficient level of vaccination of the population against COVID-19 in the country, as well as the failure to trace secondary contacts of those infected with coronavirus.

Under the threat of a lockdown are the two largest cities in the Middle Kingdom – Beijing with 22 million inhabitants and almost 19 million Guangzhou. In general, reports of a sharp increase in the number of cases of detection of coronavirus are reported from 31 provinces of the country.

The tough policy of the Chinese authorities regarding COVID-19, in particular, strict quarantines, are causing discontent among citizens, the latest example was the protests at the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant in the city of Guangzhou, where a partial lockdown has been announced since Friday, which will affect about 6 million people.

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