Photos: China registers highest daily Covid-19 case jump in over 2 months

  • China has reported its biggest daily jump in new Covid-19 cases in more than two months, with Ruili, a city on the border with Myanmar in southwestern Yunnan province accounting for all new local cases. Ruili's local government has put residents in its urban area under home quarantine, launched a massive testing drive and began restricting people from leaving and entering the city from last week after reporting Covid-19 patients during city-wide nucleic acid testing.
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People taking photos at a local park at sunset during the Qinming festival holiday on April 4 in Beijing. China reported 32 new Covid-19 cases on April 4, up from 21 a day earlier, marking the highest daily total in more than two months, the national health authority said on April 5.(Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

People taking photos at a local park at sunset during the Qinming festival holiday on April 4 in Beijing. China reported 32 new Covid-19 cases on April 4, up from 21 a day earlier, marking the highest daily total in more than two months, the national health authority said on April 5.(Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Visitors, some wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19, walk across a causeway at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on April 4. Domestic tourists were out in force at some of China's most popular tourist sites over the holiday weekend as the country continued to report new cases of the coronavirus within its borders.(Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

Visitors, some wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19, walk across a causeway at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on April 4. Domestic tourists were out in force at some of China's most popular tourist sites over the holiday weekend as the country continued to report new cases of the coronavirus within its borders.(Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

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A resident goes through health screening to enter a supermarket in Ruili, southwestern China's Yunnan Province on April 1. The city accounted for all of the 15 new local cases reported on April 4. The total number of new Covid-19 infections, including imported infections originating from overseas, stood at 32, marking the highest total since January 31.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

A resident goes through health screening to enter a supermarket in Ruili, southwestern China's Yunnan Province on April 1. The city accounted for all of the 15 new local cases reported on April 4. The total number of new Covid-19 infections, including imported infections originating from overseas, stood at 32, marking the highest total since January 31.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

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Genetic analysis of the cases discovered in Ruili suggest the new local infections stem from viruses imported from Myanmar, state media reported. Of the new patients reported in the city, 11 of them were identified as Myanmar citizens.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

Genetic analysis of the cases discovered in Ruili suggest the new local infections stem from viruses imported from Myanmar, state media reported. Of the new patients reported in the city, 11 of them were identified as Myanmar citizens.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

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People filing out consent forms at a Covid-19 vaccination center in Shanghai on April 3. Ruili had on April 2 launched a five-day drive to vaccinate its entire population, with state media showing people lining up to get the jab. The outbreak is something of an anomaly in a country that has all-but eliminated local transmission of the virus, AP reported.(Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

People filing out consent forms at a Covid-19 vaccination center in Shanghai on April 3. Ruili had on April 2 launched a five-day drive to vaccinate its entire population, with state media showing people lining up to get the jab. The outbreak is something of an anomaly in a country that has all-but eliminated local transmission of the virus, AP reported.(Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

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A resident receives nucleic acid testing for Covid-19 at Mengmao Village in Ruili City on March 31. China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 20 cases on April 5, five of them in which the persons showed no symptoms. The cases were detected during city-wide nucleic acid testing, bringing the city’s total to 51 confirmed cases and 56 asymptomatic cases, which China has placed in a separate category.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

A resident receives nucleic acid testing for Covid-19 at Mengmao Village in Ruili City on March 31. China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 20 cases on April 5, five of them in which the persons showed no symptoms. The cases were detected during city-wide nucleic acid testing, bringing the city’s total to 51 confirmed cases and 56 asymptomatic cases, which China has placed in a separate category.(Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

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A woman visting a tomb during Qingming Festival on April 3 in Wuhan. China has reported 90,305 total cases and 4,636 deaths, with 238 patients being treated in hospitals for Covid-19, which was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.(Getty Images)

A woman visting a tomb during Qingming Festival on April 3 in Wuhan. China has reported 90,305 total cases and 4,636 deaths, with 238 patients being treated in hospitals for Covid-19, which was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.(Getty Images)

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A woman poses for photos near visitors wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19 at the West Lake in Hangzhou on April 4. China got off to a slow start in vaccinating its population of 1.4 billion people, despite having four vaccines approved for general use, but has now rolled out a nationwide vaccination drive in an effort to build herd immunity.(Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

A woman poses for photos near visitors wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19 at the West Lake in Hangzhou on April 4. China got off to a slow start in vaccinating its population of 1.4 billion people, despite having four vaccines approved for general use, but has now rolled out a nationwide vaccination drive in an effort to build herd immunity.(Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

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