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71 new cases of Covid-19 Delta variant recorded in China

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Beijing

The national health authority has said that as an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant threatens the eastern city of Nanjing. Seventy one new cases of Covid-19 Delta variant recorded in China.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that local infections accounted for 31 of the new cases, down from 40 a day earlier.

Nanjing is passing thriugh its second round of massive nucleic acid testing of its 9.3 million residents and has started a third round of testing on key regions, the government said.

Nanjing has now marked four high-risk and more than 30 medium-risk areas in the city, meaning tighter restrictions on social distancing for residents in such areas.

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