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Beijing: The number of patients due to the new wave of corona virus in China has increased to a record while the authorities have also imposed many new restrictions. According to an Al Jazeera report, the Health Commission in Beijing recorded more than 31,000 new cases across the country in the last 24 hours. The number is the largest increase since the turbulent early days of the pandemic. Officials said the number of cases recorded at 31,444 was higher than on April 13, when the commercial hub of Shanghai was hit for two months. Lockout is prohibited.