1.08.2021

China locks down a city with a Population of 11 million people due to Coronavirus flare-up

China locks down a city with a Population of 11 million people due to Coronavirus flare-up

According to the reports, China has locked down a city with a population of 11million people at the Northern Province Hebei in order to reduce the Country Coronavirus cases.

The Residents of Shijiazhuang which is a provincial capital that is close to Beijing has been restricted from leaving the city as the major highways were blocked as trains, nus stations and also flights are cancelled.

The Lockdown was reported after 117 new cases of coronavirus was recorded in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission.

Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei, most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show.

At a press conference Thursday night, municipal officials announced a ban on outbound travel for all residents and vehicles from Shijiazhuang, except for emergencies.

Within the city, gatherings are banned, all schools have been suspended, and residential communities and villages are also closed off.

The restrictions are some of the strictest imposed in China after a previous lockdown during the initial outbreak in the central city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in December 2019.

The outbreak in Shijiazhuang comes just weeks before the Lunar New Year holiday, the most important annual festival in China which sees millions of people traveling home to reunite with family.

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