China Concludes Lockdown Again!

Xi’an is placed under lockdown and mass testing is conducted in half of the city’s districts after a cluster of cases there were traced back to six karaoke bars.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The novel virus was first identified from an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus is still affecting the whole world. In 2022, it starts spreading again rapidly and new cases are coming up in China, so the city Xi’an is placed under lockdown. Tens of millions of people were under lockdown in China on Wednesday as businesses in a major tourist city were forced to shut their doors and fresh clusters sparked fears of a return to blanket restrictions. Health authorities reported over 300 infections Wednesday. The fresh cases and the official response to them have deepened fears that China may be set to return to the kinds of strict restrictions seen earlier this year, when Beijing’s hardline zero-Covid policy saw tens of millions locked down for weeks on end. More than 1,000 infections have been reported since last week in central Anhui province, with dozens spilling over to Jiangsu province neighboring Shanghai.

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