Lockdowns reinstated at Chinese ports

China has reinstated lockdown measures in several cities as COVID infections begin to climb again.

Restrictions have been implemented in port cities including Shenzhen and Dalian, while widespread testing is taking place at other maritime locations including Tianjin.

According to news channel Al Jazeera, authorities in Hebei – the province around Beijing – have ordered almost four million people to remain at home until the end of the week (w/c August 29, 2022), with the aim of controlling a spike in COVID infections.

China is still following a zero-COVID policy, although, compared with early this year, smaller-scale lockdowns are now more likely to be implemented, and quarantine times have decreased.

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