Covid updates in China

Due to further cases of Covid in China, the country has arranged new lockdowns to try to contain new outbreaks and avoid a new virus spread. The most affected cities are mainly industrial ones, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and other 30 cities that have been temporarily forced into a partial lockdown.

In Shenzhen and Chengdu has been announced the extensions of Covid measures; Chengdu is also suffering for a sudden earthquake and people had to run into streets causing temporary interruption of services and communication routes, thus slowing down the containment of infections and the stringent application of anti-covid measures.

The central government doesn’t want to abandon the Zero-Covid strategy (supported to the President Xi Jinping) which, next to the energy crisis, is the most economy braking factor.

In total, about forty million Chinese are in quarantine, moreover in a very difficult situation caused also by the drought, the worst in seventy years, which mainly afflicts the area near Yang-tze River.

The Blue River, in fact, is the third largest river in the world and provides drinking water to over 400 million Chinese and it’is essential for global supply chain and for Chinese industrial production, which is currently in severe crisis.

In Beijing and Shanghai the situation is temporarily under control; also in the other areas of our interest such as Ningbo, Suzhou and Qingdao, activities continue without too many slowdowns.

To know the new anti-covid measures, however, we have to wait until October 16th, when the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will start and Xi Jinping, with high probabilities, will be reconfirmed Secretary General of the CCP.

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