China is fighting a corona outbreak again – with tough measures. This time, the Delta variant was probably brought into the country by plane from Russia, the Chinese state media report.
After the outbreak at the airport in the metropolis of Nanjing, the delta variant of the corona virus continues to spread in China. At least 200 infections have been detected in five Chinese provinces. These are related to the outbreak in Nanjing.
Hundreds of thousands affected by lockdowns
The outbreak also affects Beijing, it is the first corona cases in the metropolis for six months. Beijing is pursuing a zero Covid strategy: If small clusters appear in a city or province, the affected areas are cordoned off and all residents are tested for the virus.
In order to contain this, the authorities ordered exit restrictions for hundreds of thousands of people. According to the authorities, all cases are the more contagious Delta variant of the virus.
In the Jiangzu province with its capital Nanjing, hundreds of thousands are affected by lockdowns. In Beijing’s Changping district, where two cases have been reported so far, around 41,000 people have to stay in their homes. (AFP / euc)
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