The number of new COVID infections in China reached its highest level in six months, a day after health officials said they would continue implementing strict COVID limitations.

The National Health Commission reported 4,420 new locally transmitted COVID infections on Saturday, which is a rise from the 3,659 new local cases reported the day before and the largest since May 6.

China’s major cities have seen a spike in COVID cases.

On November 5, Beijing recorded five asymptomatic cases and 37 symptomatic cases. 

Shanghai reported five asymptomatic cases and zero symptomatic ones. 

Despite the covert shutdowns and targeted limitations implemented in numerous places, an increasing number of breakouts have appeared as China maintains its” zero-COVID” policy

According to a top health official’s address this week, the zero-tolerance policy, which includes border restrictions, mass testing, and lockdowns, was not anticipated to change.

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