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China's COVID cases to smash records as video shows workers rebel

China's COVID-19 cases are surging toward record highs, signalling more pain for the world's...

👤 H K Badal23 Nov 2022 5:19 PM GMT
Chinas COVID cases to smash records as video shows workers rebel


China's sputtering economic recovery is facing new challenges as authorities roll out new COVID restrictions across the country.


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China's COVID-19 cases are surging toward record highs, signalling more pain for the world's second-largest economy as hopes fade for a quick exit from Beijing's draconian "zero-COVID" policies.

The National Health Commission on Wednesday (Nov 23) reported 29,157 infections nationwide for the previous day, close to April's peak.

China's daily caseload peaked at 29,411 on April 13, when Shanghai was several weeks into a punishing lockdown that prompted food shortages and rare displays of social unrest.

The rising cases come as a video circulating on social media on Wednesday appeared to show fresh worker unrest at Apple supplier Foxconn's massive manufacturing facility in the industrial city of Zhengzhou.

In the footage shared on video platform Kuaishou, people could be seen smashing surveillance cameras and windows, pulling down barriers and arguing with hazmat-suited officials while chanting for their pay.