at Disneyland Amusement Park Shanghai, Feather ChinaLess than 100 days before the Winter Olympics, the Asian giant called off this Monday (the first) after a case of Covid-19 was detected, amid efforts by officials to control new outbreaks .
The Games will be held in the capital Beijing in February 2022, and the Chinese government has maintained its strategy of confining entire cities and adopting severe lockdowns after detecting small outbreaks. (see below).
The world’s most populous country with 1.4 billion inhabitants, China recorded 92 cases of Covid-19 this Monday (for the first time), highest since September. Since the start of the pandemic, the country says it has detected only 97,000 cases and 4,600 deaths from the virus.
The Chinese government also claims that more than 2.25 billion doses of vaccines have been administered and that more than 73% of the population is fully immunized.
“Shanghai Disneyland” began on Sunday (1) to test for Covid-19 on all its visitors before leaving the park.. According to Shanghai Municipality, about 34,000 people were tested between yesterday and today.
A woman who visited the park announced the closure of the park after she tested positive for Covid-19 on her return home in the neighboring province.According to Chinese state media. The site said it would remain closed until at least tomorrow.
Visitors visit Shanghai Disneyland (Shanghai Disneyland) on May 10, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic in China – Photo: Eli Song / Reuters
‘Zero tolerance’ strategy
Even with the emergence of the delta variant and the advancement of vaccination, The Chinese government has maintained its strategy of enforcing strict lockdowns on cities that register few cases of the new coronavirus to disrupt transmission of the virus..
The city of Hehe on the Russian border announced a lockdown on Thursday (28) After registering a single case of Covid-19. In addition to confinement, all 1.6 million residents will be tested, public transport has been suspended and no vehicles can leave the city.
The Heihe is separated from the Russian city of Blagovechchensk by the Amur River, and The neighboring country is currently one of the most affected countries by the pandemic..
two days ago, A similar decision was taken in Lanzhou, a city with a population of 40 lakhs. Which is 1,700 km west of Beijing. one day before, The Ijin commune on the border with Mongolia has also ordered its 35,000 residents to stay at home..
last weekend, Authorities also canceled the Wuhan Marathon, the city that reported the first cases of the disease in late 2019, and then Beijing (watch video below).
China postpones Wuhan Marathon after new covid outbreak