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11/15/2021, 8:40 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Delta outbreak jeopardizes China's zero-COVID policy

China is fighting its biggest outbreak of the Delta strain since it was first detected in the country, Chinese officials announced on Monday.

According to health authorities, the 32 new domestically transmitted infections with the Delta strain originated mostly in the city of Dalian but have been detected in a total of 12 provinces, regions and municipalities, bringing the all-time total number up to 1,308 infections.

Out of all countries with an aggressive stance on coronavirus-related protection measures, China is the only one still sticking with a strict "zero-COVID" policy, often locking down entire cities at the sign of a new infection, and showing no signs of pivoting to "coexisting" with the virus.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / TT