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China confines city of 4 million to contain another COVID spotlight |  Globalism

China confines city of 4 million to contain another COVID spotlight | Globalism

100 days before the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Beijing, the Chinese authorities announced on Tuesday (26th) that four million people have been detained in the city of Lanzhou in northwestern India. China, to have a new focus COVID-19.

Even with the emergence of the delta variant, which is more contagious, and as vaccination progresses, The Chinese government has maintained its strategy of imposing strict lockdowns on cities with few cases of the novel coronavirus to stop the transmission of the virus.

Chinese authorities say they have recorded only 289 new cases in the past seven days nationwide, with an average of 41 cases per day.

The most populous country in the world, with a population of 1.44 billion, China says it has applied 2.25 billion doses of vaccines against Covid-19 and that 72% of the population has been fully immunized, plus it has recorded only 96,937 cases and 4,636 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic..

In recent days, the authorities too Lockdown imposed in the north of the country NS Wuhan Marathon canceledThe city that recorded the first cases of the disease at the end of 2019, then the capital city of Beijing, which will host the Winter Games in February. (see video below).

Due to the outbreak of variable delta, the government of China has postponed the Wuhan-Beijing marathon

The municipality declared that “all residential neighborhoods must remain closed, and displacement operations are subject to strict control.”

Health officials have warned that new outbreaks could emerge in the coming days, as testing expands, and say the new outbreak is linked to a group of local tourists.

A preventive healthcare worker collects a sample from a Lanzhou resident for a Covid-19 test in Chengguan District, Gansu Province, on October 20, 2021 in China – Image: cnsphoto via Reuters

The city of Hong Kong also announced that, to join China, It will further tighten entry restrictions – which are already among the most severe in the world.

The IFC is already enforcing a mandatory 14-21-day hotel quarantine for most travelers.

The city is rare exceptions, for diplomats, senior businessmen (who are allowed to isolate at home) and some residents who travel to mainland China.

but Local government chief Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that “soon” most quarantine exceptions will be scrapped..

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