China sees record daily COVID cases of nearly 30,000 amid lockdowns

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China reported Thursday a record of nearly 30,000 daily coronavirus cases in the mainland, as the government continues to implement its stringent "zero-COVID" policy involving lockdowns in some areas. New cases stood at 29,754 on Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission, the highest figure since it began releasing the number in the spring of 2020. The previous high was recorded in mid-April, when Shanghai, the country's financial and commercial hub, was locked down. Many cases were reported in Guangdong Province, Chongqing, Beijing and Sichuan Province. Protests have broken out i...

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