China said that nearly 60,000 people with Covid had died in hospitals between December 8 and January 12 - a roughly ten-fold increase from previous disclosures.
China records 59,938 Covid-related deaths between December 8, 2022 and January 12 this year.
Anger has spread in regional capital Urumqi, where protesters blame a strict zero-Covid policy for a blaze that ripped through a residential building, killing ten people.
China records 31,454 domestic cases, National Health Bureau says, despite Beijing's strict zero-Covid policy.
An 87-year-old man was the latest victim of the Covid-19 pandemic in Beijing, authorities say, as the country sees an uptick in cases after months of few infections being reported.
Overall government revenue dropped 6.6 percent to 15.3 trillion yuan from January to September as the government allowed more tax rebates to businesses.
China opens a twice-a-decade party conference at which leader Xi Jinping is expected to receive a third five-year term that breaks with recent precedent and establishes himself as arguably the most powerful Chinese politician since Mao Zedong.
China imposes an indefinite lockdown of the beach resort of Sanya — confining some 25,000 vacationers to their hotels — and lockdowns in four other cities in Hainan province.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.