China reports sharp spike in Covid cases amid renewed protests against President Xi Jinping, lockdowns
The protests against COVID-19 lockdowns have spread to Beijing even as China reported close to 40,000 coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities scrambled to contain the fresh surge in infections.
For the fifth consecutive day, China reported close to 4,000 cases in the capital city of Beijing.
China’s National Health Commission said 39,452 new cases were reported on Monday, including 36,304 local asymptomatic cases.
Meanwhile, the protests which broke out in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai during the weekend, have spread to Beijing where hundreds of people converged on Sunday evening near Liangmahe river in the central city.