Sumary of China tightens COVID curbs as cases rise:
- Thursdays new local COVID-19 infections set a daily record for a second consecutive day, beating a figure set in mid-April, when the commercial hub of Shanghai was crippled by a citywide lockdown of its 25 million residents that lasted two months.
- Guangzhou, a city in the south of almost 19 million people, reported 257 new locally transmitted symptomatic and 7267 asymptomatic cases yesterday, compared with 428 symptomatic and 7192 asymptomatic cases a day before, local authorities said.
- Chinas capital, Beijing, reported 424 symptomatic and 1436 asymptomatic cases on Thursday, compared with 509 symptomatic and 1139 asymptomatic cases the previous day, local government data showed.
- Chongqing reported 258 new symptomatic locally transmitted COVID-19 infections and 6242 asymptomatic cases for Thursday, compared with 409 symptomatic and 7437 asymptomatic cases the previous day, local government authorities said.
- Excluding imported infections, China reported 32,943 new local cases on Thursday, of which 3103 were symptomatic and 29,840 were asymptomatic – up from 31,444 a day earlier.