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China: Chengdu locks down, introduces mass testing as city battles COVID outbreak03:56

China: Chengdu locks down, introduces mass testing as city battles COVID outbreak

China, Chengdu
September 2, 2022 at 14:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities announced that the city of Chengdu, home to 21 million people, will be closed from Thursday until Sunday, following a COVID-19 outbreak.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows locals shopping for groceries before the lockdown, while some public places were already closed.

Mass testing will be carried out, with residents not allowed to leave their homes after 18:00 (10:00 GMT) local time on September 1. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the city.

China: Chengdu locks down, introduces mass testing as city battles COVID outbreak03:56
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Authorities announced that the city of Chengdu, home to 21 million people, will be closed from Thursday until Sunday, following a COVID-19 outbreak.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows locals shopping for groceries before the lockdown, while some public places were already closed.

Mass testing will be carried out, with residents not allowed to leave their homes after 18:00 (10:00 GMT) local time on September 1. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the city.