China to Lockdown Wugang City After One COVID Case Detected

Wugang in China’s Henan province announced Monday the city would undergo a three-day lockdown after it recorded one COVID-19 case.

The local government warned the residents not to leave their homes unless they get tested for COVID-19.

The recent lockdown was part of China’s zero-COVID policy, preventing COVID-19 transmissions in communities through lockdowns and mass testing.

On Monday, China recorded 347 local COVID-19 cases nationwide.

Wugang City shelters 300,000 people. The city is also home to Wuyang Iron & Steel Co, a thick steel plate production base.

In March, Shanghai required its 25 million residents to stay at home for two months because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the municipality.

Li Qiang, Communist Party secretary of Shanghai, said the imposed lockdown in Shanghai was “completely correct,” calling it a victory for Shanghai.

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