Chinese city of 16 million to shut down over new Covid outbreak

PV International Desk : Around 16 million people in the Chinese city of Chengdu will be effectively under lockdown from Thursday as authorities race to snuff out a new Covid-19 outbreak.

China is the last major economy wedded to a zero-Covid policy, stamping out virus flare-ups with snap shutdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines.

Chengdu, in the southwest, has become the latest to announce a shutdown,
saying in an official notice that residents must “stay home in principle”
from 6 pm on Thursday to combat a new wave of infections.

Edited By-SPT