China reports zero locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Monday, the first time since July. The country witnessed a sudden surge of cases in July this year after successfully combating the virus for a long period of time. Life went back to normal and people even started discarding face masks. Besides that, mass public events also started taking place in several regions of the country. However, with the outbreak of sudden cases in the eastern city of Nanjing, the situation in the country started worsening.
China Reports Zero Locally Transmitted Cases
The health authorities reported no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Monday in China, for the first time since July. After successfully keeping the virus at bay for a good time, the country started witnessing a sudden surge of cases in July this year. The outbreak started in the eastern city of Nanjing and spread to various regions of the country. However, with no locally transmitted cases on Monday, the country is moving forward towards the recovery zone. The outbreak that started last month has succumbed 1200 people. But the good thing is, nobody died.
Strict COVID-19 Restrictions in the Country
The latest outbreak’s infections were first detected at the Nanjing airport. A few of the airport staff tested positive for the COVID-19 Delta variant. However, the government and local authorities implemented strict restrictions throughout the country. They imposed several bans, sealed international borders, and even restricted travel within the boundaries of the country. Besides that, China also started mass testing. They tested more and more people, isolated the suspicious ones, and treated the ones who tested positive for the virus. Moreover, nobody died in the recent outbreak. The recent outbreak largely focused on regions like Nanjing and Yangzhou.
Conditions Improving in the Country
New local cases in China fell to single digits last week. The COVID-19 cases in the country were at their peak in July and early August. Recently, more than a hundred cargo workers tested positive for the virus in Shanghai. The government isolated the workers and conducted mass testing for people’s safety.
However, the province has reported no local cases since then. Besides that, the country has reported 16 asymptomatic cases which are not included in confirmed cases. Until and unless they show signs such as fever, the government does not classify them as confirmed cases. So far, the Chinese mainland has reported 94,652 cases and 4,636 deaths, which are the same since January this year.