Chinese Metropolis Chengdu Longer in Lockdown Because of Corona


The Chinese metropolis of Chengdu will remain in lockdown until at least Wednesday due to a coronavirus outbreak. The measure should have expired on Sunday after four days.


Authorities say large-scale testing is still needed to control the situation in Sichuan province’s capital.

Chengdu is located in the center of China and is an important economic center. The city, one of the largest in the country, has about 16 million inhabitants, with the surrounding areas even about 21 million.

The measures mean, among other things, that each household may send only one person to the shops per day to do their shopping. In addition, the person in question must have tested negative in the previous 24 hours.

The population already feared that the lockdown would last longer than four days. In April, Shanghai was also initially closed for four days, but eventually, most residents of the economic metropolis were unable to go out for a month or two.

In recent weeks, measures have also been taken in other cities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to Chinese media, 33 cities with about 65 million inhabitants face restrictive measures.

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