An epidemic prevention worker in a protective suit guards the entrance to an office building in the Beijing central business district as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease continue in China’s capital, Photo: Reuters
An epidemic prevention worker in a protective suit guards the entrance to an office building in the Beijing central business district as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease continue in China’s capital, Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: China hits infection record as authorities walk line between containment and easing harsh measures

  • The National Health Commission report on Thursday includes 1,648 cases in Beijing, which so far has not imposed a hard lockdown
  • Zhengzhou will start a five-day lockdown on Friday to curb case numbers following protests by Foxconn workers on Apple assembly line

An epidemic prevention worker in a protective suit guards the entrance to an office building in the Beijing central business district as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease continue in China’s capital, Photo: Reuters
An epidemic prevention worker in a protective suit guards the entrance to an office building in the Beijing central business district as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease continue in China’s capital, Photo: Reuters
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