China’s Fujian province on Wednesday reported 50 fresh cases of Covid-19. The province has recorded 152 new cases in recent  days.prompting stay at home orders and the  closure of entertainment, dining,  and fitness venue . Fujian has shut down schools in multiple cities, in order to phase stricter epidemic prevention and control measures, reported Global Times.

The province has speed up mass testing for Covid-19 cases.Tourist attractions were also shut down and large-scale gatherings like weddings were suspend  of  and the cancellation of group activities including those for the upcoming mid autumn festival holiday.

The majority of the cases in the Fujian province were reported from Putian city, 33 cases were reported in the city. Putian city has reported two chains of transmission, one from Primary School and another one from the Xiesheng shoe-making factory, where 28 workers were found to have been infected.

The national health commission says it has administered more than two billion doses of vaccine although the efficacy of the domestically developed serums has been called into question particularly  in dealing with the delta variant.

The lockdowns and other steren measures have taken a  toll on the economy and daily life most of the country has overcome  the impact of initial outbreak .

A worker from the factory told the media that many of the infected workers who were close contacts of the first patient identified in the factory were “not feeling well” and “showed flu-like symptoms” before they were confirmed with Covid-19, reported Global Times.

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