China has announced its first death from coronavirus in almost half a year as stringent new measures are imposed in the capital, Beijing, and across the country to prevent new outbreaks.
The National Health Commission on Sunday reported the death of an 87-year-old Beijing man — the first since May 26 — adding that it had recorded more than 24,000 infections throughout the country over the previous day.
The last death was reported in Shanghai, which witnessed a major spike in COVID-19 infections over the summer.
While the world is adjusting to living with the coronavirus, China has held on to its firm “zero-COVID” policy aimed at wiping out infections through mass testing, case tracing, lockdowns and quarantines.
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