China reported 1,301 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the National Health Commission.
1,110 local infections were reported in the province of Jilin, 27 local infections were reported in Shanghai, 25 local infections were reported in Tianjin, 24 local infection were reported in Hebei, 23 each in Heilongjiang and Jiangxi and 17 local infections werereported in Fujian.
Xinhua reported the remaining cases from 11 other provincial-level regions – including Shandong and Henan – as per their report.
According to the commission, there have been 65 COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic situation in China continues to heat up as more than 20 provinces and cities have imposed travel bans and lockdowns.
The situation in more than 20 provinces and cities, including Jilin, Hebei, Guangdong, and Shanghai has deteriorated.
The country has put into place strict lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the virus, using government facilities and stringent testing procedures.
The Zero Tolerance COVID Policy resulting in the killing of pets is drawing widespread criticism by Chinese citizens who have started questioning the government regarding violation of privacy, security of the property, and cruelty against animals.
As per a video circulated on China’s social media, a pet dog named Snowball was beaten to death by anti-COVID workers, while its owner was in a quarantine facility, reported The Hong Kong Post.