29 December 2021. China recorded 197 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, as the nation battles an outbreak in the city of Xi’an that forced its 13 million residents into a strict lockdown last week. According to state-run People’s Daily, China has reported a total of 101,683 Covid-19 cases and 4,636 deaths.https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/omicron-variant-coronavirus-news-12-29-21/h_1d2d0b2d7b4328d016b50ef9ae913fc5