Corona uncontrollable in China, more than 30 thousand new cases in a day, lockdown in Zhengzhou
Coronavirus cases in China seem to be on the rise again and the country’s daily Covid cases have reached an all-time high since the start of the pandemic. According to official figures, more than 30 thousand new cases have been reported in the country in a single day. In view of the increasing cases in China, many restrictions are being imposed again. At the same time, there was widespread resentment and friction between workers and policemen in Zhengzhou over strict COVID rules, including a lockdown and a pay dispute.
The National Health Bureau said China had recorded 31,454 cases as of Wednesday, of which 27,517 were asymptomatic. Although the number of cases is relatively small compared to China’s vast population of 1.4 billion, under Beijing’s strict zero-covid policy, entire cities can be sealed off after a few cases are detected, and people infected with the corona can be quarantined. can be kept very secure. strict quarantine.
Record increase in daily cases in China since April
Persistent restrictions and strict guidelines in China have left people weary and angry as coronavirus cases enter their third year. Continued restrictions have fueled sporadic protests and hit productivity levels in the country with the world’s second-largest economy.
The daily 31,454 cases reported on Wednesday are far higher than the 29,390 reported in mid-April, when mega-city Shanghai was under severe lockdown and locals were forced to buy food and seek medical care. Had to struggle
Protesting workers were thrashed at an iPhone factory
On the other hand, workers at the world’s largest Apple iPhone factory in China were beaten and detained over a contract dispute amid restrictions due to the coronavirus. This is visible in some videos posted on social media on Wednesday and eyewitnesses have also given information about this.
Videos from the Zhengzhou factory available on Chinese social media showed thousands of masked protesters in white protective suits confronting police. One person was hit on the head with a stick and the other was stripped naked with his hands tied behind his back. Posts on social media said the men were protesting a breach of contract.