Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters
Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters

China’s Delta variant outbreak in Fujian grows as Covid-19 cases hit 165 in a week

  • Fujian’s top official warns of a ‘big, tough and difficult battle ahead’ with very young children among the sick
  • 51 new infections were recorded in the province on Tuesday, 33 of them in the city of Putian, epicentre of the outbreak

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters
Citywide testing is under way in Putian and Xiamen as authorities try to bring an outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant under control in China’s southeastern Fujian province. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [1:49pm, 15 Sep, 2021]

  • [1:49pm, 15 Sep, 2021]

    The total number of cases reported so far has been corrected from an earlier version to 165

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