China’s Chengdu imposes strict lockdown despite earthquake
7 September, 2022 | Simran Turak
China imposed a rigorous COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday in Chengdu, the capital of the southwest Sichuan province. It prevented people from leaving their damaged houses after a strong earthquake left...
China imposed a rigorous COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday in Chengdu, the capital of the southwest Sichuan province. It prevented people from leaving their damaged houses after a strong earthquake left at least 65 people dead and caused extensive damage. Authorities in the southwest province barred residents from leaving their apartments and told them to remain in isolation.
Workers wearing safety gear were seen alerting the city’s 21 million citizens against violating the COVID-19 regulations. Chengdu has the strictest COVID-19 limits since the crackdown on Shanghai, China’s biggest metropolis, in April. Chengdu residents are not allowed to leave their homes, except for individuals who need to begin the repair process after their homes have been damaged by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. Even though there were just a few coronavirus infections in the city, the measures still were declared.
Chinese citizens have been instructed to closely follow COVID-19 proper protocols in accordance with the nation’s divisive “zero COVID” policy under the rule of the authoritarian Communist Party led by President Xi Jinping. The CCP has cautioned the locals against planning any domestic trip.
Lockdowns have been imposed on 33 cities, including the capitals of 7 Chinese provinces, and about 65 million people. COVID- The pandemic’s 19 outbreak, which started in Beijing and has already spread to 103 places, is the largest one so far. The recently appointed provincial party secretary of Sichuan delivered a clear directive to carry out Xi’s orders. Sichuan has 138 mainly asymptomatic cases out of the 1,499 new cases of the novel coronavirus that had been reported as of September 6.