Millions More Locked Down In China, Beijing On High Alert

Millions More Locked Down In China, Beijing On High Alert

Newsdesk |
January 11, 2022

Five million residents of a central Chinese city were confined to their homes Tuesday while another megacity shuttered all non-essential businesses, as the country battles a spate of coronavirus outbreaks including from the Omicron variant.

New Delhi, 11 January 2022                                                                   

As per news report of NDTV, Beijing is on high alert as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics next month, sticking to a zero-Covid strategy of targeted lockdowns, border restrictions and lengthy quarantines. While those measures have kept the number of new cases far lower than virus hotspots in the United States and Europe, China is currently facing local flare-ups in multiple cities. Fast-spreading Omicron presents a fresh challenge, with two cases in Anyang -- the newly locked-down city in Henan province -- linked to a growing infection cluster in the northern metropolis of Tianjin, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) away.

Source - NDTV


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