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China vs. Coronavirus: what measures are being taken before the Olympic Games are approaching?

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Less than a month to go until the Winter Olympics Beijing 2022 -opening is February 4- and China does everything in its power to stop the advance of the coronavirus COVID-19 and its omicron variant.

But the government of Xi Jinping in no way does it contemplate the possibility of confining its capital, not even with the increase in contagion.

We will stick to the prevention measures already proposed. Unless there is a large outbreak during the event, there is no need to adjust them”Said Huang Chun, a member of the Organizing Committee of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Right now confining Beijing is not an option, but there is always room for maneuver to change policy if necessary”.

What it is doing is restrict part of public life in other areas of the country. The quarantines, in less conspicuous places for the international press, have already been ordered.

In this article, We review the measures China is taking in various cities to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further.

Anyang

The government has just ordered that the city’s 5 million inhabitants stay home. To discourage them from leaving, the transit of private vehicles has been prohibited and not all trains and buses are operational.

Non-essential businesses, of course, are closed, while it has been ordered the realization of massive discard tests.

To prevent the coronavirus spread out of town there are barricades on the roads, a way of showing that travel to other parts of the country is restricted.

Xi’an

This is the third week that its 12 million inhabitants are in confinement. They only they can go out to buy their groceries once every three days. The system, however, is not ideal: many of the residents already complain that it is difficult for them to find food.

According to the AP agency, Before, citizens were allowed to go out to buy basic products every other day, but the measure was tightened. To this must be added that the rules change depending on each district and based on the outbreak it suffers.

In some cases, people are unable to leave the house and have to have the products delivered to their homes. The habitants they can only leave the city with a special permit

Another of the controversies that was registered recently was when A pregnant woman was denied care at a hospital for not having a COVID test. In the end, she had a miscarriage.

Broadly speaking, the measures that have been taken include: non-essential businesses are closed, no travel out of town, a way to contain the 2,000 positives registered in recent weeks.

This is what Tianjin looked like yesterday, a city that is under strict confinement.  AP

Zhengzhou

In the city of 13 million inhabitants there is partial confinement. There, where schools and restaurants are closed, all have to be discarded tests.

Yuzhou

The million inhabitants they have the order to stay home.

Tianjin

It was the first Chinese city to register an omicron case: an imported case was detected in December last year. Since then, the inhabitants of the city of 14 million people have not been able to leave their home and even less from the city.

In total, there are 29 confined residential areas, two subway lines have been closed, while 144 flights from Binhai Airport were canceled.

Shenzhen

Some residential complexes are confined, as it joins a large detection and disposal campaign. In other measures that were taken in this city, it is highlighted that not all long-distance buses are operational.

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