In response to a recent rise in coronavirus infections, the Chinese government on Sunday, September 4, 2022, expanded the Covid-19 lockdown to other locations in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan. These limitations include things like laws requiring employees to work from home and the closure of entertainment venues in specific areas. China has also mandated more citywide mass testing in an effort to stop the spread.
The largest Chinese city to be placed under lockdown since Shanghai is Chengdu, which earlier this week announced a lockdown of its 21.2 million inhabitants. Schools in Shanghai resumed operations this week after being closed for months.
This week, Covid-19 limitations have also been tightened in other significant cities including Dalian in the northeast and Shenzhen in the south.
China has remained steadfast in its “dynamic-zero” COVID policy despite the significant economic damage it has brought about.
On Saturday, China reported 1,673 local Covid cases around the nation, 1,359 of which are asymptomatic.