China Locks Down A City Of 4 Million People Over Covid Outbreak, Sign Of A New Variant?

Initially the coronavirus outbreak had created havoc in the country as the numbers were surging continuously and sufficient treatment could not be provided to them. However in the later stages when the vaccine was developed and people were being vaccinated, the government was able to break the chain considerably and mitigate its after effects. However, now it seems that a new sign is evident from China once again, where an entire city of “Lanzhou” is officially closed for citizens due to sudden coronavirus spike.

Chinese City Shuts Down

China placed a city of four million under lockdown on Tuesday in a bid to stamp out a domestic coronavirus spike, with residents told not to leave home except in emergencies. The restrictions came as China reported 29 new domestic infections — including six cases in Lanzhou, the provincial capital of northwestern province Gansu.



The city of Lanzhou

Officials in Lanzhou said the “entry and exit of residents” would be strictly controlled and limited to essential supplies or medical treatment. “All types of residential communities are to implement closed management,” authorities said in a statement.

Is China Becoming A Powerhouse Of Virus Once Again?

It had been a few days since the news was erupting from other parts of China as some provinces were officially forbidden for tourism and the citizens were not allowed to leave the areas.  Now the latest rules come on top of strict stay-at-home orders imposed on tens of thousands in northern China.


Sanitization of whole city is underway

China’s latest outbreak has been linked to the contagious Delta variant, with the tally from the latest spread exceeding 100 cases over the past week. Health officials have warned that more infections may emerge as testing is ramped up in the coming days to fight the outbreak, well it’s a red signal for other countries including India to stay on high alert as the country is regaining its momentum and GDP growth, and a sudden third wave in this situation will absolutely prove fatal.