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China’s Daily Covid Cases Top 20,000 as Isolation Expands

  • Infections continue emerging in locked down Shanghai and Jilin
  • Arena showing China’s global stature now an isolation facility
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WATCH: Shanghai is reporting a record number of covid-19 cases again. Cases rising to 17,000 on Tuesday. Source: Bloomberg
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China reported 20,472 new Covid-19 cases for Tuesday, driven by surging infections in Shanghai where local officials are building the world’s largest makeshift isolation facility to help contain the outbreak there.  

The National Exhibition and Convention Center, a 1.2 million square-meter space known for hosting international auto shows and other massive events, will be converted to house more than 40,000 people, according to local media reports. The effort shows how far the financial hub will go to fight the virus, on top of the lockdown that has kept its 25 million residents confined to their homes.