It is noted that the day before 54 cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded in China, which was the highest since early September. Today, this figure has doubled.
In particular, 9 cases of coronavirus were registered in Beijing, which was the highest in terms of local infections this year. Beijing authorities have urged residents to refrain from leaving the city and to postpone mass events. The city is also resuming temperature screening at the entrances to shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, cinemas and subway stations.
Residents of the country began to buy basic necessities en masse, which causes a sharp rise in prices.
"A notice posted on the website of the Ministry of Commerce late on Monday urged local authorities to stabilise prices and families "to store a certain amount of daily necessities as needed to meet daily life and emergencies"," The Guardian writes.
China's Ministry of Commerce, in turn, called on local authorities to stabilize prices and citizens to "stock up on a number of basic necessities for everyday life and emergencies."
According to the Worldometers data, 97,423 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in China to date. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 4,000 people have died in the country. At the same time, more than 90,000 residents recovered.
As it was reported earlier, US intelligence agencies have admitted that they may never be able to identify the origins of Covid-19. This is stated in the disclosed report of the US intelligence community based on the results of a 90-day study of the sources of the pandemic on behalf of US President Joe Biden.