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Chinese District With One Million People Gets Thrown Into Lockdown Over Four Covid-19 Cases

Stewart Perrie

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Chinese District With One Million People Gets Thrown Into Lockdown Over Four Covid-19 Cases

A district in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been plunged into lockdown once again after four Covid-19 cases were recorded.

The country is still attempting to hold onto its goal of having zero coronavirus infections.

Jiangxia is the affected district and it's located in Wuhan, where the pandemic is believed to have first originated.

News Corp reports the four recent cases are all asymptomatic at the moment.

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Two of the people were found to have Covid-19 through routine testing and the other two were close contacts of the original duo.

As a result of the case detections, bars, restaurants, and cafes have been forced to close.

Public transport has also been suspended to prevent the possible spread of the virus.

All places of worship religious activities have been shut down and cancelled.

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Tourist attractions will also banned.

Authorities say these rules have been brought in to 'further reduce the flow of people, lower the risk of cross-infection and achieve dynamic zero-Covid in the shortest time possible'.

The measures were introduced earlier this week and will only exist for three days.

CNN reports the neighbourhoods where the four cases exist have been placed under an even stricter lockdown.

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These people won't be allowed to leave their homes at all.

There are fears an area in Shenzhen could soon follow Jiangxia as several Covid-19 cases have been detected there.

China is one of the a few countries in the world who are trying to keep coronavirus cases to an absolute minimum.

While loads of nations have adopted a 'let it rip' policy and opened up their borders and local economies, others have chosen to shut down at the slightest whiff of a case.

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The country was particularly insistent on keeping Covid-19 at bay as it held the 2022 Winter Olympics earlier this year.

China has been largely successful in keeping infections to single or double digits as it moves swiftly to keep people inside their homes until the risk has faded.



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Featured Image Credit: Benjamin Clapp / Alamy Stock Photo. Robert W / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: China, Coronavirus

Stewart Perrie
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