China Locks Down 500,000 People After Virus Spike Detected Near Beijing


BBC: Hebei: China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near BeijingChina has reinstated a strict lockdown near Beijing, affecting around 400,000 people, after a small surge in cases.

The restrictions have come into force in Anxin county in Hebei province near the capital.

After the pandemic emerged in China at the end of last year, the country has managed to get new infections to a consistently low level.

To avoid a second wave, even small surges are taken very seriously by the country’s health authorities.

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Update #1: China puts 500,000 in lockdown as coronavirus cases rise again — DW
Update #2: China ‘seals off’ more than 400,000 in Anxin county to tackle small Covid-19 cluster — The Guardian

WNU Editor: China is in a rush to find a vaccine …. China’s military becomes world’s first to use experimental coronavirus vaccine (SCMP).

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