Coronavirus tally: Major Chinese cities further ease COVID restrictions but police are still patrolling streets
Major Chinese cities on Thursday announced a further easing of COVID restrictions, as police continued to patrol streets to avert protests and the ruling Communist Party prepared for the funeral of late leader Jiang Jemin, the Associated Press reported Guangzhou in the south, Shijiazhuang in the north, Chengdu in the southwest and other major cities announced they were easing testing requirements and controls on movement. In some areas, markets and bus service reopened. In Beijing, officials will let those infected patients who are low risk to quarantine at home for a week, rather than in a government center, Bloomberg reported, citing sources In the U.S., known cases of COVID are rising again with the daily average standing at 45,219 on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker, up 15% from two weeks ago. The daily average for hospitalizations was up 16% at 32,445, while the daily average for deaths is up down 7% to 262. Globally, the confirmed case tally rose above 643.4 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins, while the death toll is above 6.63 million with the U.S leading the world with 98.8 million cases and 1,080,444 fatalities.
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December 01, 2022 06:16 ET (11:16 GMT)
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