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One million under lockdown in Wuhan as China adopts ‘Zero Covid’ strategy

About one million people in a suburb of Wuhan, China’s central city, have been placed under lockdown.

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The city is where the coronavirus was first recorded on December 8, 2019.

Jiangxia district residents have been ordered to stay inside their homes or compounds for three days after four asymptomatic Covid cases were detected, BBC reports.
 
Two more cases were found through contact tracing, and shortly after the lockdown order was issued.
 
Wuhan, a city of 12 million people, came into the limelight in early 2020 as the first place scientists detected the new coronavirus and it was the first city to be put under harsh restrictive measures.
 
The stagey termed “zero Covid” includes mass testing, strict isolation rules and local lockdowns.
 
This has resulted in far fewer deaths than in many other countries.
 
But people have since opposed the new measure as businesses started to suffer from the effect of the restrictions.
 
Recall that China had mysteriously become a COVID-19 success story, with restrictions lifted much earlier than in many other countries.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when China took some measures to guard against the disease, world was shocked.

But later many European and Asian countries as well as the United States were forced to impose restriction, as the disease raged on.

As China pursues a “zero Covid” strategy resulting in frequent local lockdowns, rather than trying to live with the virus as in most other countries, travel decisions, sport choices, the timing of a day’s activities and, in some cases, even the ability to find work are all dependent on the disease and the restrictions imposed.



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