China continues to stem the rising Omicron tide. On Wednesday, authorities reported about 3,000 new cases, of which slightly more than half were symptomatic. Noticeably, virtually all symptomatic cases were found in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin. But symptoms are mostly mild, according to local health authorities. Volkswagen, meanwhile, extended the production stop at three local plants by another day on Wednesday because of the lockdown in the provincial capital Changchun.
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