Chinese authorities confined more than 20 million people in Chengdu, a metropolis in the southwest of the country, on Thursday, as the country faces a limited epidemic rebound.
The country continues to follow a strict health strategy despite a number of contaminations much lower than the rest of the world. This policy results in multiple confinements as soon as positive cases appear, in almost compulsory PCR tests every 72, 48 or even 24 hours, in quarantine placements but also in the unexpected closure of factories and businesses.
Chengdu, one of China’s biggest cities, reported 157 new positive Covid cases on Thursday. Authorities ordered the screening of some 20 million inhabitants to stop the contamination.
“All will have to “stay at home” from Thursday 6 p.m.,” added the town hall, without specifying the duration of this measure.