On Tuesday, the central Chinese city of Xian recorded 52 new records Govit-19 Cases. As of Wednesday, authorities had imposed severe locking measures on its estimated 13 million residents.
Strict restrictions are being put in place nationwide to prevent people from leaving their homes. Lunar New Year Travel urgency after the 2022 Winter Olympics, which begin in the capital Beijing on February 4.
Xian, an ancient city known internationally as the 2,000 year old house Terracotta players Sculptures found its first case related to the recent explosion on December 9 in an isolated hotel. The virus is then believed to have spread in the community by an infected hotel worker.
Authorities believe the cluster was connected to an incoming flight from Pakistan on December 4, where at least six passengers were found to have a delta variant. So far, no cases of Omicron variant have been reported in Xi’an.
Officers moved quickly, suspending schools and conducting mass raids throughout the city. However the cases continue to increase. Since December 9, a total of 206 cases have been registered in the city. On Wednesday, authorities recorded 63 new cases spreading locally, the highest daily number in Xian this month.
Locking Rules: As of noon on Wednesday, more than 30,000 people believed to be linked to the confirmed case had been isolated, according to a state-run newspaper. China Daily. On the same day, the city imposed a strict lockout until further notice to all residents.
Xi’an is now designated a “restricted area” and is China’s second highest lockdown type – meaning residents are barred from leaving their homes except in emergencies such as medical emergencies. Each family is only allowed to send a designated person out of the house to buy groceries once every two days.