China COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Communist Party conclave

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases spiked to a near three-month high and tighter curbs to contain the spread are expected in the capital Beijing in the run-up to a key gathering of the highest-ranking members of the Communist Party next week. The National Health Commission confirmed on Wednesday 93 new local symptomatic cases for Nov. 2, up from 54 a day earlier and the highest daily count since Aug. 9 at the peak of China’s last major outbreak. Beijing reported eight new local infections, the most since Jan. 19. While the new cases accrued each day by the Chine…

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