Corona virus and China: Authorities lock down Chengdu, a city with more than 20 million inhabitants – BBC News in Serbian

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There are plans to test the entire population

Chengdu is among the last cities in China to be under lockdown, due to the implementation of the controversial “zero covid” policy.

About 21 million people have to stay at home, and only one person from the household is allowed to go out to buy basic necessities.

On Thursday, 157 new infections were recorded in the city, along with 51 asymptomatic cases.

Under Chinese rules, the entire city is under strict lockdown, even if a few cases have been reported.

The authorities in Beijing are trying to implement a zero covid policy, although the residents do not agree with it, and it affects the country’s economic growth.

Residents in Chengdu were told not to leave their homes from 6 p.m. Thursday.

All will be tested in the coming days and it is not clear when the restrictions will be lifted.

Meanwhile, people have been banned from leaving Chengdu, the capital of southwestern Sichuan province, and those who test negative for the virus are allowed to go out to get supplies.

State media also report that the start of the school year has been delayed and that airplane flights have been canceled.

Health officials say the situation is extremely complex and difficult, and the outbreak is blamed on mass gatherings during hot days at several bathing and entertainment locations.

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Restrictions are currently in place elsewhere in China – Shenzhen in the south and Dalian in the northeast.

Authorities in China have been implementing a series of preventive measures against covid since the first wave of the virus that hit Wuhan in 2019.

They are trying to completely suppress the covid epidemic, claiming that such measures are necessary to prevent an attack on health institutions.

The country has officially recorded less than 15,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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