New Corona-Alarm in China, the war situation explained

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 13 million people have been infected with the novel Coronavirus, 201.373 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers.

The Corona-Alarm in the Chinese capital, Beijing, is demoted. Prior to 14 days had passed without any new Infections, reported the state news Agency Xinhua. The authorities had announced that the new outbreak in Beijing had been contained by the middle of June successfully. The Change of the warning level should come into force on Monday. The Corona outbreak in June was assumed to be a large market of the capital.

However, the authorities stated in the far Western Region of Xinjiang, a "Kriegslage", a local Corona outbreak. There have been 17 confirmed cases, 23 infections without symptoms, and 269 people were on Sunday morning still under observation. In Xinjiang, the capital of Urumtschi was imposed on Thursday a Lockdown. Flights, metro and railway traffic has been stopped.

China, where the first cases were the end of 2019 in the city of Wuhan has occurred, has brought the pandemic, due to strict Lockdown measures according to official data, under control. On Saturday in the 1.4-billion population of the country were reported only 252 of new Infections. Overall, there have been 85 857 confirmed COVID-19-cases. For comparison: In Germany (83 million inhabitants) there were more than 200 000 in the USA (330 million inhabitants), more than 3.7 million. Ng Han Guan/AP/dpa

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