The city of Guangzhou, southern China, closed its largest district on Monday as it tried to contain a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transport and requiring residents to present test results. negative if they want to leave the house.
This outbreak is testing China’s effort to come up with a more targeted approach to its COVID-free policies while facing multiple outbreaks caused by spreading omicron variants. fast. China is the only major country in the world still trying to limit the transmission of the virus through strict lockdown measures and mass testing.
White cloud district, home to 3.7 million people in Guangzhou, also suspended face-to-face classes for schools and locked down universities. The measures are meant to last until Friday, city announced.
Meanwhile in Beijing, the capital reported two more deaths related to COVID-19. On Sunday, the city China’s first COVID-19 death report for more than six months.
While critics have questioned China’s COVID-19 numbers, and specifically DEADMANIts aggressive approach to trying to contain the infection has prevented large outbreaks and kept daily new infections lower than in many other countries.
Earlier this month, China announced that easing some ‘no COVID’ policies, such as suspending flights by airlines that have carried a certain number of passengers who have tested positive. It also cuts the time required for centralized quarantine for international visitors from 7 days to 5 days.
The easing of some measures is an attempt to implement policies Lei Haichao, deputy director of the National Health Commission, said it was “more scientific and precise”.
Larger cities are still complying with some of the tried-and-tested measures, albeit in a more sporadic way of shutting down entire cities that they have done before.
Shijiazhuang, a city in northern Hebei province, is testing all residents in six counties. In Beijing’s Haidian district, home to the city’s tech hub and top universities, authorities announced Sunday evening that in-person classes would be canceled at the primary and secondary levels. high schools.
Guangdong province, home to Guangzhou, reported the largest number of new cases on Monday with 9,085 out of a nationwide total of 27,095.
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