Has China shut down part of the country due to covid?
With many asking if the pandemic is over now, China, facing an outbreak, has locked down the city of Changchun, in the northeast of the country.
Another covid-19 lockdown in China. The city of Changchun, in the northeast of the country has been sent shut down due to an increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus, according to local authorities.
The inhabitants of the city of nine million people have been ordered to stay at home and only one person can leave each residence once every two days and only for important reasons.
Covid testing for Changchun
The population of the city will undergo three rounds of covid tests in a bid to stop the spike. With the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies and medical centres all establishments will be closed until further notice.
Covid infection rates similar to the first half of 2020
The lock down in Changchun comes as China faces covid infection rates similar to the start of 2020, when the novel coronavirus first started spreading. With much of the planet looking to living with covid as an endemic disease, China has been hit with the omicron variant which has already spread widely throughout populations in Africa, Europe and the US.
In the past 24 hours China has detected 555 new cases of coronavirus, 397 being domestic transmission, the other 158 were in travellers from abroad. It’s the second day in a row with over 500 new cases and a record number of daily infections since the first half of 2022.
From the start of the pandemic China has reported 112,940 cases, of which 4,636 people died. Some experts have noted that the reported numbers may be lower than those actually suffered.
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