[Epoch Times, April 25, 2022]The epidemic situation in Shandong continues to heat up. A few days ago, the genotype of a case in Yantai, Shandong Province was Omicron BA.2.3 clade, which was the first discovery in mainland China. Local officials said that the epidemic may have been spreading in a hidden way for some time.
On April 25, the Chinese Communist Party of Shandong Yantai City officially reported that the number of confirmed cases and asymptomatic infections in Yantai City has shown a rapid growth trend in the past two days. Combined with the characteristics of these cases, the epidemic shows obvious spatial clustering, which may have been hidden for a period of time.
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Up to now, a total of 16 local cases in 4 districts and cities have been genetically sequenced and analyzed, and they are in the same transmission chain. The genotype of the cases is Omicron BA.2.3 evolutionary branch, which has not yet been found in China. It is more infectious and has a longer incubation period. short.
On April 25, the topic of “Yantai discovered the evolutionary branch of Omicron BA.2.3” was listed on Sina Weibo’s hot search list, attracting attention.
The netizen “Happy Xiao Xiaole 5262” said, “I will be really sad. The school has just been unblocked for two days, and it has been closed again when there is a home and can’t go back. The child really wants to breathe the air outside.”
“Boom TFBOYS” said, “What do you mean? That is to say, this is a new strain of the new coronavirus (CCP virus), right?”
“Zhang Jiasen_Leverage Brother” said, “Last week, I was still watching that Omicron 2.0 has a strong spread. The epidemic situation in Yantai, Shandong has reached 2.3, and the virus version update was caught off guard.”
“Lavender-waiting for blooming,” said, “Every day except for nucleic acid to go downstairs for five minutes, all other times lie flat at home. It has been lying flat at home for three days, and everyone is going to lie down.”
“cgjhhhhj” said, “I beg everyone to pay attention to the candidates who have been promoted to colleges in Shandong. The epidemic is serious, many places are closed and controlled, and many candidates are still unable to come back from other provinces. How can the exam be postponed!”
The CCP official announced on the 25th that on the 24th, Shandong Province reported 2 new local confirmed cases, both in Yantai. There were 49 new cases of local asymptomatic infections, including 34 in Yantai, 12 in Jinan, 2 in Linyi and 1 in Qingdao. As of 24:00 on the 24th, Shandong has 65 local confirmed cases and 589 local asymptomatic infections.
Because the CCP is accustomed to concealing the truth of the epidemic, the outside world generally doubts that the official figures have shrunk significantly.
Responsible editor: Xu Menger#