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Beijing, Shanghai Hit as China’s Covid Outbreak Picks Up Steam

Medical staff receive nucleic acid test at Jinshan Hospital in Shanghai on Dec. 2.
Medical staff receive nucleic acid test at Jinshan Hospital in Shanghai on Dec. 2.Source: China News Service/Getty Images

China’s two largest cities are seeing cases of Covid-19 pick up once again, as an outbreak in the north spread to six provinces and led to 91 new locally-transmitted infections reported on Friday.

The country’s political and financial hubs of Beijing and Shanghai detected one and two new cases respectively. Inner Mongolia, where the latest flare up is concentrated, reported almost five dozen infections, according to the National Health Commission.