Wuhan residents in the Jiangxia district have been placed on lockdown after four asymptomatic cases of Covid were detected. Residents are being ordered to stay inside their places for three days. This is the first time such a measure has been taken since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
China has adopted a “zero Covid” strategy, which has proven effective in preventing the spread of the virus and saving lives. However, this strategy is coming under increasing pressure as people and businesses struggle to cope with the restrictions.
In Wuhan, a city of 12 million people, two asymptomatic cases were discovered through regular testing. This highlights the ongoing challenges that China faces in maintaining its zero COVID strategy.
Two additional cases of the coronavirus were discovered through contact tracing in Wuhan, shortly after the city was placed under lockdown.
The novel coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019. The city was immediately put under strict lockdown measures in an effort to contain the virus. This shocked the rest of the world, but soon many other cities and countries were forced to adopt similar measures.
At the time, many people were stunned by China’s strict lockdown measures, but soon other cities and countries were forced to impose similar restrictions. China was later known as a Covid success story.
The country lifted restrictions earlier than other countries when the pandemic first hit back in 2019. However, that has changed again recently, as China is now pursuing a “zero Covid” strategy that involves frequent local lockdowns, instead of trying to live with the virus as other countries are doing at the moment.