An important shopping center in Beijing They have been closed and residents of many apartment complexes will face mandatory confinement from Thursday (11), in the central region of the Chinese capital, due to the recent outbreak of six confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Although the level of infection is much lower China Than in most countries, the Chinese government continues to adopt a zero-tolerance strategy against coronaviruses, imposing strict restrictions and mass testing when few cases are detected.
The six new cases were recorded in Chaoyang and Haidian districts in central Beijing, where a full session was held The Central Committee of the Communist Party – which adopted a resolution strengthening the power of the country’s President Xi Jinping.
The government said it was linked to contacts with those infected in Jilin Province, in the northeast of the country.
Imprisonment and mass testing
Four apartment complexes, an elementary school and a commercial building were closed on Thursday, with tens of thousands of people barred from leaving and forced to take Covid-19 tests.
Specialists in protective clothing cordoned off the confined areas and delivered food to the trapped residents.
The Raffles City shopping center, downtown, was closed on Wednesday (10) at night, after the site was visited by close contact with an infected person, according to the “Beijing Youth Daily”.
Exits are blocked and workers and customers only leave the premises after being testedThe shopping center is still closed on this farm.
While other countries have relaxed their measures to limit the spread of the virus, due to the progress of vaccination, China maintains its strategy of trying to completely eradicate the disease when small outbreaks are recorded, adopting strict measures and restrictions on movement.
A blind man plays an instrument near the Raffles City Mall, which remained closed on Thursday (November 11, 2021) after close contact with a person infected with the Covid-19 virus visited the site in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Claus Celis / AFP
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