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Amidst lockdown, China reports 20,472 new COVID-19 cases

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Beijing, Apr 06: China reported 20,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday despite widespread lockdowns and mass testing.

Shanghai remains the hotspot despite a massive lockdown of its 25 million people. The restrictions were expanded after the rapid rise in the number of infections.

COVID-19 cases

In Shanghai there were 311 local infections and 16,766 asymptomatic cases. Another 973 cases were reported in Jilin, a northeastern province that has been under lockdown since mid-March.

The current outbreak has surpassed the number of cases found in the early days of COVID-19 before testing was easily available. A report by Bloomberg said that while President Xi Jinping is committed to the pandemic under control, his request to do so with limited economic consequences is getting harder to implement.

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