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Chengdu in lockdown

China's zero Covid policy... 21 million people in quarantine in Chengdu city / Chengdu in lockdown

Actually, the lockdown in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu should have ended yesterday. Instead, the city administration extended it. Most of the more than 20 million people have to stay in their homes. / Chengdu in lockdown

The authorities in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu have extended the corona lockdown. Most of the approximately 21 million residents of the city in the southwestern province of Sichuan are still not allowed to leave their homes.

The lockdown was supposed to end on Wednesday, but instead the city government said the whole city would “continue its attack towards zero proliferation”. Therefore, the lockdown declared a week ago will be extended by another week.

Several hundred infections in the meantime

The lockdown was imposed after several hundred corona infections were registered in Chengdu. Now it was said that “the fruits of the city’s anti-epidemic measures” are already showing – but there is still a risk of infection in some areas.

All residents who are under lockdown should therefore continue to take a daily corona test. Only one person per household is allowed to leave the apartment to do essential shopping.

China sticks to zero-Covid strategy

China is the only major economy in the world to pursue a strict zero-Covid strategy. Even if there are only a few new infections, lockdowns, mass tests and strict quarantines are imposed.

The strict anti-corona measures are also having a negative impact on the economy. The Swedish carmaker Volvo had to temporarily stop production in Chengdu last week.

21 million residents under house arrest – lockdown in Chengdu extended

The goal is and remains “Zero Covid”: The authorities in the Chinese mega-metropolis Chengdu have again extended the curfews in the city. This could also have consequences for global supply chains. Apple, for example, has its products produced locally.

It was supposed to end yesterday, Wednesday, but things turned out differently: the authorities extended the corona lockdown in the mega-metropolis of Chengdu.

Most of the city’s 21 million residents in the southwestern province of Sichuan are still restricted from leaving their homes. City officials said the city as a whole would “continue their attack toward zero proliferation.” Therefore, the lockdown declared a week ago will be extended by another week.

The lockdown was imposed after several hundred corona infections were registered in Chengdu. Now it was said that “the fruits of the city’s anti-epidemic measures” are already showing, but there is still a risk of infection in some areas.

All residents who are under lockdown should therefore continue to take a daily corona test. Only one resident per household is allowed to leave the apartment to do essential shopping.

Apple production may be affected

China is the only major economy in the world to pursue a strict zero-Covid strategy. Even if there are only a few new infections, lockdowns, mass tests and strict quarantines are imposed. The strict anti-corona measures are also affecting the economy.

In Chengdu, the Swedish carmaker Volvo had to temporarily stop production last week. Also problematic for the global economy: In Chengdu there is a large factory for the Apple supplier Foxconn, which produces iPads and MacBooks, and the company Jabil, which manufactures components for MacBooks.

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