1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Trending
  4. Twitter goes 'not again' as new 'highly infectious' Covid variants emerge in China

Twitter goes 'not again' as new 'highly infectious' Covid variants emerge in China

WHO had warned against the highly infectious BF.7 subvariant.As these reports surface on social media, netizens have had hilarious reactions to them. While some were worried that this could lead to another set of lockdowns around the world, many shared jokes and memes.

India TV Trending Desk Written By: India TV Trending Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 12, 2022 13:42 IST
Representative image
Image Source : TWITTER/NKAGARW61963319 Representative image

Netizens think it's a scary situation yet again as China imposes fresh lockdowns and travel restrictions amid Covid surge. The country has detected new Omicron sub-variants BF.7 and BA.5.1.7, which are highly infectious with greater transmissibility. BF.7 (also known as BA.2.75.2) is a sub-lineage of the Covid Omicron variant BA.5.2.1. According to local reports, the BF.7 was detected on October 4 in Yantai and Shaoguan city. The subvariant BA.5.1.7 was detected in the Chinese mainland for the first time, as reported by Global Times. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had warned against the highly infectious BF.7 subvariant.

As these reports surface on social media, netizens have had hilarious reactions to them. While some were worried that this could lead to another set of lockdowns around the world, many shared jokes and memes about it. Sample some of these tweets:

Meanwhile, holiday spending during China's Golden Week has plunged to its lowest level in seven years, as broad Covid curbs discouraged people from travelling or spending, while a darkening economic outlook continues to erode consumer confidence.

For local officials, doubling down on zero-Covid is a way to toe the Party line, demonstrate their loyalty to President Xi Jingping, and prevent any large-scale outbreak that could jeopardise their career weeks before the Party Congress.

New Covid cases are spiking across mainland China, prompting many local authorities to tighten controls on movement.

Three of Shanghai's downtown districts on Monday ordered entertainment venues such as internet cafes to close temporarily, according to official announcements.

Read More Trending News

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Trending