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In containment, the city of Xi’an, in China, further tightens restrictions | Coronavirus


The Asian country has been applying a strategy since last year zero COVID which consists of doing everything to limit the occurrence of new cases as much as possible.

The authorities are redoubling their vigilance to avoid any major outbreaks before the Olympic Games Beijing Winter (February 4-20).

But sporadic outbreaks occur regularly in recent months. In Xi’an (north) for example, known worldwide for its army buried in terracotta and confined since Thursday.

The metropolis reported 155 new COVID patients on Sunday, bringing the total to nearly 500 in recent weeks.

In the coming days, a number of cases are still at risk of being detectedXi’an official He Wenquan warned in the press, calling on the population not to don’t panic.

Some 29,000 people have been placed in solitary confinement in specific hotels, the official said.

The city of Xi’an is located about 900 km from the Olympic venues.

To prevent further spread, residents of Xi’an have already been tested several times, authorities said.

And disinfection total was to begin Sunday evening.

Tightened restrictions

Now, each household in Xi’an can only send one of its members once every three days to buy basic necessities. The previous authorization was for two days.

All companies non-essential, with the exception of supermarkets, convenience stores and medical establishments, have been ordered to close.

China reported 206 new COVID-19 infections on its soil on Sunday. This is the highest number of contaminations over a day since March 2020.

The Asian country, where the first cases of COVID were discovered two years ago in Wuhan (center), has nevertheless largely controlled the epidemic on its soil.

Life has returned to normal since the spring of 2020 and the country has officially recorded only two deaths in over a year.

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