China sees biggest daily Covid tally since July as WHO prepares to fly in squib

China has put three cities near Beijing into lockdown in bid to prevent fresh outbreak

China has recorded the highest one-day case total in more than five months, according to the National Health Commission, with three cities in lockdown in a bid to prevent another wave of infections in the world’s second-biggest economy.

Most of the new patients recorded in Tuesday’s figures were near the capital, Beijing, but a province in north-east China also saw a rise in new cases, official data released on Wednesday showed.

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