AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2022 (ABCNews247) – China locks up several million people in one fell swoop – because of 132 corona infections! In the metropolis of Chengdu (southwest China), all around 21 million residents should no longer go outside from Thursday evening. The authorities then want to test the entire city within four days.
The authorities ordered the strict measures after 132 corona infections were discovered in Chengdu on Wednesday. In total, the authorities in the giant country with 1.4 billion inhabitants reported 307 (!) new infections.
There had already been lockdowns in other Chinese cities in the past few days. For example, a curfew was imposed on around half of the six million inhabitants of the northeast Chinese metropolis of Dalian. The cities of Chengde and Shijiazhuang near Beijing also imposed curfew restrictions on an undisclosed number of people.
In the east Chinese city of Tianjin, the authorities ordered corona tests for the entire population. In the southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen, some parts of the city were sealed off again.
China’s economy is suffering because Beijing does not want to move away from its strict “zero corona policy”. The aim of this is to nip any outbreak of the disease in the bud. Numerous megacities in China had repeatedly imposed tough corona measures this year to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant.