China has restored the lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases
"Since October 17, there have been many scattered local outbreaks in China, and they are expanding rapidly," National Health Commission (NHC) spokesman Mi Feng told a news conference Sunday. "There is a risk of further outbreaks," CNN reported. According to the MI, 75 percent of China’s population - more than a billion people - has spread rapidly despite being fully vaccinated. The spread of coronavirus infections has alarmed the Chinese government, which has stressed a strict zero-Kovid approach to preventing infections. The outbreak was first detected on October 16 by a tour team of fully vaccinated senior citizens in Shanghai who traveled to several northern regions. Of the 133 infections reported on Sunday, 106 were related to 13 tour groups, according to NHC health official MI, CNN reported. Authorities have banned travel agencies from conducting cross-provincial tours to these areas. On Sunday, the Chinese capital tightened entry restrictions, with passengers with confirmed cases required to submit a negative coronavirus test and participate in a 14-day health monitoring, CNN reported. According to the CNN report of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission's daily report, there are 14 confirmed cases in the latest prevalence in the city, with 12 cases in the last three days. The widespread Covid outbreak in Beijing is the last thing Chinese leaders want to see in the city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.