Chinese cities rushed to lock down in show of loyalty to the Chinese Communist leaders.
“Show of loyalty”… is that what lockdowns have been all along, everywhere? https://t.co/XE6iAe5pey
— Jennifer Sey (@JenniferSey) September 5, 2022
The quarantine camps are in full operation.
Millions of chinese people are living in covid quarantine camps now!
— Songpinganq (@songpinganq) January 9, 2022
A drone is patroling the city.
Drone patrolling in the sky , reminding you stay at home. pic.twitter.com/9chySHryWN
— Songpinganq (@songpinganq) September 6, 2022
The AP reported:
China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough COVID-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays.
Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering more than 65 million people, according to a tally published late Sunday by the Chinese business magazine Caixin.
It said that outbreaks have been reported in 103 cities, the highest since the early days of the pandemic in early 2020.
Despite a relatively low number of infections, authorities have adhered to a “zero-COVID” policy requiring lockdowns, quarantines and the confining of people suspected of being in close contact with any confirmed case.
China recorded 1,552 new cases in the latest 24-hour period across a nation of 1.4 billion people, the National Health Commission reported Monday.
Most of the 21 million people in the southwestern city of Chengdu are confined to their apartments or residential complexes, while in the eastern port city of Tianjin, classes have ben moved online after 14 new cases were reported, all but two showing no symptoms.
Chengdu lifted the lockdown for about 1 million people in Qionglai city and Xinjin district, two areas in its southwest. Three more rounds of mass testing are being held through Wednesday. and schools remain closed with all classes online.
Meanwhile at least 65 are dead after an earthquake as people were encouraged to stay home.
An earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 65 people this week and sparked criticism about orders for residents to stay put in coronavirus lockdown instead of fleeing to safety. https://t.co/jUVCnyuw5S
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 6, 2022