China sees biggest Covid spike in over five months, four cities in lockdown


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Medical workers prepare to conduct tests at a community centre in Qiqihar, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province as an 'emergency state' was declared over Covid-19. Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images Share this article 13/01/2021 | 08:02 AM Thomson Reuters China has recorded the biggest daily jump in Covid cases in more than five months, despite four cities in lockdown, increased testing and other measures aimed at preventing another wave of infections in the world's second biggest economy. Most of the new patients were reported near the capital Beijing, but a province in northeast China also saw a rise in new...