Thursday, January 20, 2022
banner
Home /  World  /  China orders lockdown to curb Covid outbreak in remote north-west

China orders lockdown to curb Covid outbreak in remote north-west

Beijing: China is taking strict measures to combat a new outbreak of coronavirus infections in the northern county of Ejin, close to Mongolia, where tens of thousands of people have been instructed not to leave their homes. Ejin is the source of about a third of the 150 infections registered in China since last week. The Chinese government pursues a strict “zero Covid” strategy. With curfews, mass testing, contact tracing, quarantine, strict entry restrictions, as well as a mass vaccination campaign, the country has so far largely kept the coronavirus under control. However, small outbreaks occur every now and again, which are then brought under control using strict methods. The current outbreak was triggered by the introduction of the virus from abroad, according to Chinese state media. At least 11 provinces have now been affected by the outbreak, and several infections have even been recorded in Beijing. (DPA)

Pages