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Number of Covid infections on the rise

China continues to record a high number of new Covid infections. After mass tests to contain the outbreak, authorities reported 94 newly discovered infections on Thursday, news agency Bloomberg reports. Of all new infections, 32 were asymptomatic. The number of infections is the highest since January. Public transport and taxi services have been restricted in 144 of the worst-hit areas, the report added. In Beijing, travel by subway has been restricted. Three new infections had been reported in the Chinese capital on Wednesday. Hong Kong re-imposed a quarantine for travelers from the mainland, with an exception for the southern province of Guangdong.

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