The Chinese metropolis of Chengdu has announced a lockdown of its 21.2 million residents after days of continuous COVID testing. According to their tests, the country’s most populous and economically important cities are battling outbreaks.
Residents of Chengdu were ordered to stay home from 6 pm. On Thursday, households are allowed to send one person per day to shop for necessities. Chengdu, which reported 157 domestically transmitted infections on Wednesday, is the largest Chinese city to be locked down since Shanghai in April and May.
It was unclear whether the lockdown would be lifted after the mass testing ends on Sunday.
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