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China: Drone captures empty Chongqing streets as city registers record number of new COVID cases

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Chongqing streets were left mostly deserted on Tuesday as the megacity registered a record number of new COVID infections.

Although the city had not announced a lockdown, drone footage shows empty streets and overpasses around Guanyin Bridge, Jiangbei District, Chongqing.

The city reported 8,000 new cases on three consecutive days, from Saturday to Monday. On Sunday, Chongqing reported 238 newly confirmed local cases and 9,447 new asymptomatic carriers, a new record high since the local epidemic outbreak on Nov 1, according to figures released by the municipal health commission.

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