In China, millions of people returned to prison due to an outbreak of the Delta variant. World

In China, millions of people returned to prison due to an outbreak of the Delta variant.  World

Millions of people have returned to seclusion China From this Monday (2), when the country tries to control its biggest coronavirus outbreak Over the months, the spread of the Delta version in the country grew. The mass application of testing and travel restrictions add to the measures to prevent the return of the COVID pandemic.

The country reported 55 new cases of locally transmitted coronaviruses on Monday, when the rapidly spreading delta variant outbreak affected more than 20 cities in different provinces. Local governments in major cities, including Beijing, have already tested millions of residents as they isolate residential complexes and quarantine contact cases.

Health workers collect materials for a COVID-19 test in Zhengzhou city, China, August 2, 2021 – Photo: Cnsphoto Via Reuters

The city of Zhuzhou in central Hunan province has ordered more than 1.2 million residents to be confined to their homes for the next three days, while a citywide vaccination and testing campaign is underway, according to an official announcement. “The situation is still bleak and complicated,” the Zhuzhou government said.

The situation in the country comes as Beijing is celebrating its success in reducing domestic cases of Covid-19 to nearly zero since the coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan in late 2019. Already a strong recovery is allowed for the economic to control the pandemic.

But the silence was short-lived. The latest outbreak, linked to an outbreak in Nanjing where nine international airport cleaners tested positive on July 20, with more than 360 domestic cases recorded in the past two weeks, threatens that assurance.

focus on tourist destination

Zhangjiajie not tourist destination, Zhuzhou port, An audience at a theater was confined to 1.5 million residents last Friday (30) after the outbreak. Many of those infected were not from the city and may have carried the virus to other areas of the country.

Officials are urgently searching for people who have recently been to Nanjing or Zhangjiajie and are urging tourists not to travel to areas where new cases have been identified.

Meanwhile, Beijing has barred tourists from entering the capital during the peak summer holiday season. After some cases were discovered among residents who returned from Zhangjiajie, only “essential travelers” with negative tests would be allowed to enter the city.

On Sunday, officials urged residents not to leave Beijing “unless it is necessary.” The capital’s Changping district last week confined 41,000 people to nine communities.

New cases were reported on Monday in popular tourist destination Hainan as well as in the recently ravaged Henan province.

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About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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