After Putian, another Chinese city locked down as COVID cases rise

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After Putian, another Chinese city has seen a jump in COVID cases in a delta variant outbreak that started late last week.

On Tuesday, the country’s National Health Commission said 59 cases had been identified in the latest 24-hour period, more than doubling the total to 102. All are in Fujian province on China’s east coast.

The port city of Xiamen has confirmed 33 cases in the past two days. Another 59 cases have been found in Putian, about 150km (90 miles) north on the coast, where the outbreak was first detected, reports claimed.

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