Health workers near a residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Health workers near a residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Elderly man in Beijing is China’s first Covid death since Shanghai wave as outbreak spirals

  • 87-year-old is first fatality since the spring, as health official warns of ‘severe’ situation in the capital
  • ‘If several million elderly people above 80 years of age have not been vaccinated, it will pose a potential risk,’ virologist in Hong Kong warns

Health workers near a residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Health workers near a residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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