Status: 05.07.2022 4:29 p.m.
Corona cases have again occurred in the Chinese city of Xi’an, which has a population of 13 million. The authorities are therefore imposing confinement for the second time. Schools, businesses and restaurants must remain closed for a week.
Due to a looming rise in infections, a harsh lockdown has again been imposed on a metropolis in China. The city of Xi’an, with its 13 million inhabitants, is again affected. According to the municipal administration, shops, schools and restaurants will remain closed for a week from Wednesday.
18 infections since Saturday
Society should calm down as much as possible, reduce mobility and reduce the risk of infection, he said. According to authorities, 18 omicron variant infections have been recorded in Xi’an since Saturday.
The metropolis in the north of the People’s Republic had already been placed under drastic confinement at the end of last year. Public life in the city was completely paralyzed for a month. At that time, thousands of corona cases were registered.
Lockdowns and mass testing
China is still pursuing a strict zero-Covid strategy, with individual outbreaks being dealt with immediately through lockdowns and mass testing. China’s economy is barely recovering from the effects of a month-long lockdown in Shanghai and strict corona restrictions in the capital Beijing.