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    China Scrambles as COVID Round 2 Sweeps Nation with Highest New Cases in 30 Days

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    China recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in three months as 101 people test positive in Muslim-inhabited Xinjiang, Your Content can confirm.

    The authorities registered a total of 98 domestic infections, among which 89 were found in Xinjiang, home to the country’s most Uighur ethnic minority.

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    The north-western Chinese region has launched mass testing and quarantine measures after discovering a growing coronavirus cluster earlier this month.

    It comes as fears have escalated that the health crisis could infect millions of Uighurs who are allegedly detained inside the region’s ‘re-education camps’.

    Xinjiang, where the Uighurs live, has been battling a fresh coronavirus crisis that has infected nearly 300 people, including a range of ethnic minorities, according to the country’s Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

    China – where the global outbreak first emerged – had largely brought domestic transmission under control through targeted lockdowns, travel restrictions and testing. But sporadic regional outbreaks have illustrated the difficulty of keeping the virus at bay.

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    The last time it recorded so many new cases was April 13, when 108 infections were confirmed – mostly imported.

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