Another Chinese city, Anyang, enters a lockdown to fight an outbreak of Omicron

The Chinese city of Anyang, in the province of Henan, was placed in lockdown on Tuesday and banned the circulation of private vehicles, after detecting 58 new cases of COVID-19, according to local sources quoted by EFE

The city of Anyang, with a population of about 5.5 million, has registered 84 cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, when the first infection was reported.

Local authorities have banned private cars, and all citizens are required to remain in their homes during an epidemiological investigation, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Home shopping services have been shut down and shops, except for supermarkets selling staples, have been shut down.

According to the local government, the cases detected during the last weekend belong to the same chain of contagions that caused the outbreak in the city of Tianjin, located 420 kilometers away, where the Omicron variant was detected for the first time.

The threat of the Omicron variant comes less than a month before the Lunar New Year, when the Chinese travel en masse to their hometowns to spend these holidays with their families.

Officially, China has recorded a total of 103,968 cases of COVID-19 and 4,636 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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