… Amid rise in new cases
A FRESH spike in number of COVID-19 infection cases in Chinese has sparked anxiety across the country.
China has reported its highest increase in COVID-19 cases since April 2020, after a sustained control of the spread in the past two months.
According to report, the latest spike has been linked to a wholesale food market in Beijing prompting its shutdown just recently.
The newly reported cases are the first to be confirmed in the capital in 50 days according to sources.
Further report says the infection rates are up across the region with South Korea also recording an increase.
China News Service reports that out of 27 workers in the food market employment, nine of them had either direct or indirect exposure to the virus.
The Xinfadi market was shutdown after 50 people tested positive for the virus, marking the first confirmed cases in the Chinese capital in 50 days.
So far, over 100 000 new cases are reported every day globally according to media report.
It will be recalled that China was the original epicentre of the virus outbreak which has led to widespread lockdown across the world.
Since the spread of the coronavirus across continents, countries, groups and individuals have advocated hand washing as a way of combating it.
Meanwhile, the United States recently accused China-linked hackers of targeting organisations that are researching the Covid-19 pandemic.
BBC reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it had seen hacking attempts on US groups researching vaccines, treatments, and testing which are traced to China.