New Covid-19 Outbreak in China Linked to a Primary School

A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been linked to a primary school in Fujian province in China.

The infection may have been caused by a student’s father, who tested positive for the virus on September 10th, 38 days after returning from Singapore on August 4th.

Schools have been shut and public institutions such as theatres, museums, and libraries have been told to cease indoor activities.

The cases come ahead of a week-long National Day celebration on October 1, dubbed Golden Week, during which millions of people will travel around the country to celebrate the country’s National Day.

The current outbreak comes a month after China suppressed the largest outbreak since Wuhan in Nanjing. The outbreak is believed to be linked to the Delta variant that has been found in the city of Xiamen and Quanzhou, with 32 cases reported in the past week.

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