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Fourth wave HORROR! China records first coronavirus death since May amid deadly resurgence

The death occurred in the northern Chinese province of Hebei where several cities are under lockdown. It is close to Beijing. The last reported death in mainland China was in May 2020.

The nation has also recorded its greatest daily rise in coronavirus cases for more than ten months with infections in northeastern Heilongjiang province nearly tripling.

A total of 138 new Covid-19 cases were reported on January 13, up from 115 cases a day earlier, The National Health Commission said in a statement.

This is the highest daily increase since March 5, 2020.

The nation has also recorded its greatest daily rise in coronavirus cases for more than ten months with infections in northeastern Heilongjiang province nearly tripling.

A total of 138 new Covid-19 cases were reported on January 13, up from 115 cases a day earlier, The National Health Commission said in a statement.

This is the highest daily increase since March 5, 2020.

The five million population of Langfang, a city in Hebei located 50 miles south of Beijing, was ordered into a strict seven-day lockdown on Tuesday.

The quarantine measure imposed involves testing for Covid-19 after new cases emerged.

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Xingtai, Hebei, which is home to seven million people, has also been locked down since last Friday.

Heilongjiang declared an “emergency state” on Wednesday. Its 37.5million residents were told not to leave the area unless absolutely necessary.

Ten scientists from the World Health Organisation will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday to conduct research relating to the coronavirus.

Next month is the Lunar New Year holiday which sees hundreds of millions of travel to their home towns.


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