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China Covid Cases Jump to Six-Month High as Outbreaks Flare

  • Officials says nation will ‘unswervingly’ adhere to Covid Zero
  • Some Beijing schools close as cases spike in the capital
Residents are tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai, on Nov. 6.
Residents are tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai, on Nov. 6.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China’s daily Covid cases jumped to the highest in more than six months, as outbreaks flared across the nation and health officials declared the nation will stick with its strict virus controls. 

The country reported 5,436 cases for Sunday, up 27% from the day before to the most since May 2, when Shanghai was in the midst of its months-long lockdown.