December 9, 2021
China blocks city of four million people to contain Covid-19 outbreak

China blocks city of four million people to contain Covid-19 outbreak

The city recorded six cases of the disease on Tuesday. Residents can only leave their homes in emergencies, such as purchasing “essential” supplies and medical treatment

EFE / EPA / STRINGERThe government is conducting large-scale testing to identify cases and contain the outbreak

The Chinese government has ordered the lockdown of Lanzhou, in the northwest of the country, to contain a new outbreak of the virus. COVID-19. The municipality, with a population of four million, recorded six cases of the disease on Tuesday, 26. In total, there are 39 cases in the besieged area. Residents can only leave their homes in emergencies, such as to purchase “essential” supplies and medical treatment. Services such as buses and taxis have already been discontinued in the city.

In addition to the lockdown, the state is conducting public testing to map cases and contain small outbreaks that may arise. This action is part of the “Covid Zero” policy it implements China After the outbreak of the pandemic in December 2019 in Wuhan. “The epidemic control and prevention situation in Lanzhou is serious and complex,” the city government said in a statement. According to the New York Times, as of Monday night, 25, health workers had tested nearly 12 million people in Gansu Province, including more than 2.8 million in the capital, Lanzhou.