According to official data, China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, since the start of the pandemic.
Chinese mainland reported 3,927 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, and 27,517 new local asymptomatic cases.
The latest number broke the previous record set on April 13, when the cases hit 29, 317.
On Monday, China's top health official said that country is facing the 'most complicated and severest anti-epidemic situation' since the emergence of coronavirus.
Liu Xiaofeng, Deputy Director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, that China is at the 'most critical and toughest moment' of fighting coronavirus. Xiaofeng called on people to protect the elderly at home and families suffering from underlying diseases.
Notably, hundreds of workers protested at Foxconn's flagship iPhone plant in Zhengzhou city this week where men and women were captured in the footage marching with some of them confronted by people in Hazmat suits and riot police.
The protests in China mark an escalation of unrest at the massive factory in Zhengzhou city. The workers were frustrated with the delayed bonus payments, as the demonstrators said on Livestream feeds.
This protest symbolizes a dangerous build-up of frustration with the country's ultra-harsh COVID rules as well as the inept handling of the situation by the world's largest contract manufacturer.
While another footage showed tear gas being deployed and workers taking down quarantine barriers. Reuters reported that some workers had complained that they were forced to share dormitories with colleagues who had tested positive for COVID-19.