China is experiencing the worst Covid pandemic spread since cases of the virus emerged in Wuhan. Cases which emerged in Nanjing city are spreading widely in five procinces and in Beijing. Almost 200 persons were infected since the first case emerged at the city’s airport on the 20 July.
All flights from Nanjing airport have been suspended till the 11 August. Officials will also start testing people in the city amid strong criticism on their failure to control the spread. Reports said that the 9.3 million city residents, including visitors, will be tested.
Chinese officials say that the new coronavirus cases are linked with the Delta variant.