65 Million Chinese Citizens have been Placed in Lockdown after another Spike of Covid comes Amid the Holiday Season
33 cities and 7 provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown with 1,552 new cases being reported within the last 24-hours...
65 Million Chinese citizens have been locked down again under more strict Covid restrictions. Domestic travel for the national holidays is also being discouraged throughout the country. 33 cities and 7 provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown, according to Caixin.
Outbreaks of Covid have been reported in 103 cities marking the highest since early 2020. The spike comes despite a low number of infections and the policing of the “zero-Covid” policy which requires lockdowns, quarantines, and the confining of suspected individuals. 1,552 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission. In Chengdu, nearly 21 million people are confined to just their apartments. In Tianjun, classes have been moved to one for students with 14 individuals reporting cases.
The mid-autumn festival takes place on September 10 through the 12th in China. It is the second-most important holiday after the Lunar New Year but with Covid measures taking a major toll on the economy, society, and travel, China’s government officials have made clear that they are pushing to prevent a wider spread of Covid by suggesting limited domestic travel.
Currently, work, socializing, and travel habits have all been altered due to the looming fear of being caught in a lockdown or sent to a quarantine facility for being in the proximity of an individual who has tested positive.