Another Chinese city detects Omicron case as Tianjin outbreak expands

Across China, several cities have ordered quarantine for anyone who has recently visited Tianjin or Anyang.Many cities, including Beijing, are encouraging people to stay put during the Chinese New Year holiday, typically the busiest time of year for travel. Citing the risk posed by Omicron and the need to ensure the Olympics Games are safe, the Beijing city government also encouraged commuters from satellite towns to work from home in a statement issued on Thursday. In total, mainland China reported 124 locally transmitted symptomatic cases for Wednesday, compared with 166 a day earlier. A few other cities in Henan, the northwestern Xian city and the southern Shenzhen also reported new cases for Jan 12. As of Jan 12, mainland China had 104,379 confirmed cases, including both local ones and people arriving from abroad, since the pandemic first erupted over two years ago. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.

Another Chinese city detects Omicron case as Tianjin outbreak expands

Across China, several cities have ordered quarantine for anyone who has recently visited Tianjin or Anyang.

Many cities, including Beijing, are encouraging people to stay put during the Chinese New Year holiday, typically the busiest time of year for travel.

Citing the risk posed by Omicron and the need to ensure the Olympics Games are safe, the Beijing city government also encouraged commuters from satellite towns to work from home in a statement issued on Thursday.

In total, mainland China reported 124 locally transmitted symptomatic cases for Wednesday, compared with 166 a day earlier. A few other cities in Henan, the northwestern Xian city and the southern Shenzhen also reported new cases for Jan 12.

As of Jan 12, mainland China had 104,379 confirmed cases, including both local ones and people arriving from abroad, since the pandemic first erupted over two years ago.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.