China's spiraling delta variant outbreak hits Wuhan 1

China’s spiraling delta variant outbreak hits Wuhan

 

China's spiraling Delta variant outbreak has reached Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, prompting citywide coronavirus testing as authorities scramble to contain the city's first reported local infections in more than a year.
China is grappling with its worst outbreak in months, with more than 300 cases detected in more than two dozen cities across the country. The country now has 144 medium- and high-risk areas, the most since the initial outbreak in early 2020, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
The speed and scale of the spread has spurred mass domestic travel restrictions, with all inter-city coach, taxi and online car hailing services suspended in medium- and high-risk areas. Chinese immigration authorities have also vowed to "strictly restrict non-urgent, unnecessary cross-border travel," including tightening the issuing of passports for Chinese citizens.
On Monday, seven infections were reported among migrant workers in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected in December 2019. As of Wednesday, a total of 20 local infections have been reported, including 8 asymptomatic cases, according to the Hubei provincial health commission.
The city of 11 million people was placed under the world's first and arguably strictest coronavirus lockdown in January 2020, during the height of its devastating initial outbreak. The paralyzing 76-day lockdown came at a huge personal cost to residents, but eventually succeeded in taming the virus. Wuhan had not reported any locally transmitted cases since May last year.
Despite the initial mishandling, the Chinese government has heralded Wuhan as a success story in its fight against the pandemic. In August 2020, as much of the world grappled with Covid-19, Wuhan made international headlines when it held an electronic music festival in an open air water park, with thousands of people partying without any masks or social distancing measures in sight.
But now, the highly contagious Delta variant has put authorities on high alert.
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37 comments

  1. If republicans would just wear a piece of cloth and get the CDC approved shot, this wouldn’t be the case.

    1. @calel super You are massively propagandized. You’re not even worth talking to. When the time comes, you will not be saved.

    2. @Dennis Foley It’s matter of personal choice. None of your business. If you could move on minding your own business we can move on

  2. AASALAMWALAKUM TOTALLY HUMANITY LOST IN THE WORLD DUAA SAY ALLAH ALL PEOPLE SAFE INSHALLAH THIS VIRUS IS VERY DANGEROUS

  3. This pandemic is going to kill so many more humans b4 its all over with i pray im not 1 and you either peace&love

  4. “It’s one person coming in from China. We have it totally under control, it’s going to be just fine.”

  5. Yet… Most of certain southern US states, like mine (Louisiana), are STILL majority unvaccinated! Y’all gonna trip out when we get locked down again, though.

    1. The other night I had a Circle K Clerk tell me she wasn’t going to get the second dose because they have the new Delta variant. When I told her the Vac would stop her from getting so sick from the Delta Variant that she winds up in the hospital, she said… I swear to GOD…. “I’d much rather wind up in the hospital because my mom has cancer. That way I will be quarantined from her.”

  6. I’m sorry for those suffering, regardless of what responsibility China played, or didn’t, in the virus going internationally. The people, who have nothing to do with government policies, have nothing to do with the outbreaks. I don’t wish them unwell as I know many Americans do. I just can’t fall that low.

    1. You are so right, it’s not the people that lives/from there, it’s the Government (all the governments)

  7. The Zombie Apocalypse Is Literally Inching Closer… & Closer… & Closer…. They not talking about upcoming food shortages for nothing! Take notes

  8. And then Fox News and co keep beating a drum that increases the risk of getting this new variant. Man! I don’t believe we may be going back into lock down. God help us all

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