BEIJING: New coronavirus case numbers held steady in China near April peaks on Sunday as many shops and restaurants in Beijing’s most populous district were shut and schools in the area said classes would go online for the coming week. China is battling Covid-19 outbreaks in cities across the country, including Guangzhou and Chongqing.
On Sunday, China reported 24,435 new Covid-19 infections for November 19, down slightly from 24,473 a day earlier but near highs clocked in April when Shanghai was in the midst of an outbreak resulting in a two-month lockdown. Authorities also said an 87-year-old Beijing man became the nation’s first official Covid fatality since May 26, raising China’s Covid toll to 5,227. Article Source