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China sent 10 inspection teams to provinces to stamp out Omicron waves

China sent 10 inspection teams to provinces to stamp out Omicron waves
COVID-19 testing for children in Qingdao city, Shandong province. Photo: Xinhua

China has sent inspection teams to 10 provinces and regions in the mainland to implement drastic disease control measures in the context of the wave of COVID-19 infection caused by the Omicron variant spreading strongly in the mainland and not yet confirmed. signs of easing.

Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Du Jiang led the delegation in Shandong province, an epidemic hotspot, with the number of asymptomatic infections rising to a record level since the outbreak in China in early 2020. In a meeting with the leader of Shandong province on March 22, Mr. Du said that the inspection team is responsible for urging local authorities to take measures to control the epidemic, to close possible loopholes. create a more immediate response to outbreaks.

Sending central missions to support localities is the latest effort by the Beijing government to ensure the implementation of the COVID-19 policy is carried out in a thorough, selective and targeted manner at the grassroots level. context, the highly infectious variant of Omicron appeared in 28 out of 31 provinces and regions.

On March 23, mainland China recorded 2,600 symptomatic infections and 2,350 asymptomatic infections, bringing the total number of infections in nearly a month to 47,000. Most of these are concentrated in the northeastern province of Jilin.

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