(Teleborsa) – Spike in Covid-19 cases in southeast China, where the infections have more than doubled in the last twenty-four hours, due to the spread of the Delta variant, more dangerous than the original strain. It is not so much the number that is frightening, the cases are just 59, but the speed with which it is multiplying, given that the previous day were just 22 and in four days a total of 102 cases were reported.
So where the coronavirus started from returns to scare and forces the Fujian Province authorities to quickly implement the well-known containment measures, including travel restrictionsthe. The increase in infections occurs a week before a national holiday, which starts on October 1st and lasts for a whole week, a popular travel opportunity for the Chinese.
The most affected areas include the cities of Putian, Quanzhou and the capital Xiamen, which has 5 million inhabitants and is a rather important tourist and transport hub.
The new epidemic wave triggered by the Delta variant is started on 10 September in Putian, in the Fujian province, which has 3.2 million inhabitants. The outbreak was allegedly triggered in a school by a parent returning from Singapore. Authorities then ordered mass screening within a week for all Fujian students and teachers, but local media speak of a “serious and complex situation. “.