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Covid-19 outbreak, strong typhoon hit Eastern China

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Eastern China began the week with some provinces in maximum emergency due to a high intensity typhoon hitting that region and a Covid-19 outbreak that triggered autochthonous cases.

Apart from declaring a red alert, the coastal areas of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhenjiang and Fujian interrupted air, rail and sea transportation, closed schools and most businesses to minimize human and material losses during the passage of Typhoon Chanthu.

Apart from the threat of the typhoon, Fujian province is facing a Covid-19 outbreak with the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which since Friday, the number of confirmed and asymptomatic autochthonous cases has raised to 75.

Contagions are located in Xiamen, Quanzhou and Putian cities, and the number of sick people may increase as the health check progresses.

During the summer season, China experienced the worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic emerged in Wuhan in 2019, but managed to control it and even open the school year normally.

In general, China has accumulated 4,687 deaths and 123,544 contagions in its mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan since the disease, caused by the aforementioned coronavirus, was detected.

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