Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP
Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP

China’s rural Covid-19 clusters challenge country’s strategy to stop disease spreading

  • Around 2,000 cases have been reported in the latest outbreaks, many linked to events such as weddings and funerals in the countryside
  • The use of lockdown and mass testing has proved effective in cities, but may not work so well in rural areas

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP
Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district. Photo: STR/CNS/AFP
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