Beijing, November 24: China is extending lockdowns, including in central cities where factory workers clashed with police this week as the number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record. People in eight districts of Zhengzhou, which has a total of 6.6 million inhabitants, were told to stay home for five days starting Thursday, except to buy food and receive medical treatment. Massive daily tests were ordered in what he called a war.
In clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday, Zhengzhou police beat workers protesting wage disputes at Apple’s largest iPhone factory. Across China, the number of new cases reported in the past 24 hours was 31,444, the National Health Commission said Thursday. This is the highest daily number since the coronavirus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.
The daily average of reported cases is steadily increasing. This week, officials reported her first death from COVID-19 in China in six months, bringing the total to 5,232. China imposes COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou after cases rise.
The number of cases and deaths is relatively low compared to the United States and other countries, but China’s ruling Communist Party is seeking to completely eliminate the virus by isolating all cases while other governments end their fight against the virus. We remain committed to our “Zero COVID” strategy, which aims to Immunization and immunity from past infections are controlled and dependent to prevent death and serious illness.
Business and residential communities from manufacturing centers in Guangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north are also under various forms of lockdown. This is a measure that particularly affects blue-collar migrant workers. In many cases, residents say the regulations exceed what the government allows.
Guangzhou on Monday suspended access to the Baiyun district, home to 3.7 million inhabitants, while residents in some areas of Shijiazhuang, a city of 11 million people southwest of Beijing, face large-scale tests. I was told to stay home while they were being held.
Beijing opened a hospital at its exhibition center this week and suspended access to Beijing Foreign Studies University after a virus case was discovered. The capital had earlier closed shopping malls and office buildings and suspended access to some apartment buildings.
The tightening comes after the Communist Party announced measures earlier this month to try to reduce disruption by shortening quarantines and making other changes.
The Communist Party is trying to contain the latest outbreak wave without shutting down factories and other economies like it did in early 2020. Its tactics include “closed-loop management,” where workers live in factories without contact with the outside world.
Economic growth in the three months to September rebounded from 2.2% in the first half to 3.9% a year ago. However, activity has already begun to recede, with growth well below the government’s target of 5.5% this year.
Foxconn, the world’s largest contract assembler of smartphones The company is struggling to fill iPhone 14 orders after thousands of workers left its Zhengzhou factory last month after complaints about unsafe working conditions.
Taiwan-based Foxconn said it has “always met” its contractual obligations regarding payments. The company has denied online comments that an employee infected with the virus was living in a dormitory at its Zhengzhou factory.
It said the facility was sanitized and passed government checks before employees moved in.
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