* Authorities order residents of Jia county to stay home after reports of cases linked to the area’s hospital
* All but a few essential businesses and services shut temporarily, according to government notice
Henan province in central China has taken the drastic measure of putting a mid-sized county in total lockdown as authorities try to fend off a second coronavirus wave in the midst of a push to revive the economy.
Curfew-like measures came into effect on Tuesday in Jia county, near the city of Pingdingshan, with the area’s roughly 600,000 residents told to stay home, according to a notice on the country’s official microblog account.
Special approval was required for all movement outside the home, it said.
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Update #1: Chinese county says in lockdown after coronavirus cases (Reuters)
Update #2: Here We Go Again: China Puts Entire County On Lockdown After New Corona Cluster Emerges (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: This is just more proof that China is far from being cured of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.