By Debbie Moraa
Fresh outbreak in Fujian province on China’s south-eastern coast has infected more than 60 people, including 15 pupils at a primary school.
It emerged just two weeks after China contained its worst coronavirus flareup in more than a year, highlighting the increasing challenge posed by the highly contagious Delta variant even to a country with some of the world’s strictest, most far-reaching containment measures.
“The latest infections were first detected in two young brothers during a routine Covid test at an elementary school in Xianyou county, Putian city, on Thursday. Another student and three parents tested positive the next day,” said the Putian municipal government.
Researchers at the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that the Delta variant has an average incubation period of 4 days, compared with an average of 6 days for the original strain.