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Two of China’s largest cities impose strict COVID measures as instances speed up

Two of mainland China’s largest cities, Shenzhen and Shanghai, have imposed strict COVID-19 measures amid a latest spike in virus instances, The New York Instances reported

In an announcement on Sunday, Shenzhen officers imposed a lockdown for seven days — nonessential employees are ordered to remain dwelling, adults should endure three P.C.R. checks within the coming days, and buses and prepare companies are being halted.

Shenzhen officers additionally mentioned that native supermarkets, farmers’ markets, pharmacies, medical establishments, and categorical supply companies will stay open throughout the lockdown, based on the Instances.

Shanghai introduced comparable restrictions as town reported 65 new virus instances on Sunday, although it has not entered an entire lockdown. As a substitute, all residents are barred from leaving town until it’s obligatory to take action and will need to have a adverse P.C.R. take a look at as nicely. 

Shanghai’s Disneyland additionally introduced it’s halting all of its theater exhibits and is requiring guests to point out adverse outcomes from a P.C.R. take a look at taken within the previous 24 hours, the Instances reported. 

This comes as China’s Nationwide Well being Fee reported 3,122 new virus instances on Sunday, an increase from earlier totals from 1,524 on Saturday and 1,100 on Friday, although nonetheless nicely beneath surges in different international locations. 

Based on Johns Hopkins College, the typical variety of new virus instances has reached 1,370 per day in China over the previous week.

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