Back on lockdown to Wuhan, although limited to only one area of the city where at the end of the 2019 the first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The authorities of the provincial capital of Hubei, in China central, have ordered the isolation of the district of Zhuankou, inside the economic development zone of the city, where the most important new outbreak of contagion has been reported in recent days Coronavirus from June 2020, entirely attributable to the Delta variant.
All the 11 million inhabitants will have to undergo the swab, while the isolated area was classified a medium-risk epidemic And seven residential communities of another area of the city were put in lockdown. The schools and educational institutes of the city have interrupted the lessons in the presence and tightened the measures of prophylaxis, accelerating the vaccination campaign between teachers and students.
Also there underground small town adopted new and more stringent rules to contain the infection. Meanwhile, local authorities have started one test campaign for the Covid in all Wuhan, looking for possible new infections. The new outbreak that developed in the Chinese provincial capital scared the city government, which had not registered new cases for 14 months.
The resurgence of infections in Wuhan
Yesterday in the city they had been reported 7 cases of Covid-19 broadcast level local. In the last few hours, as announced today at a press conference by the deputy general secretary of the municipal government Li Tao, the outbreak has come to count 6 contagions symptomatic And 8 asymptomatic, but no serious case. According to local authorities, the infections reported in the capital of Hubei are attributable to the Delta variant and are related to a number of recorded outbreaks a Huai’an, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. At least three of the last infected have been infected with the new viral strain.
The new outbreak of infection of Wuhan it started with a resident of the neighborhood of Zhuankou, who passed the virus to six other people who came into close contact with what is considered the patient one of the resumption of cases in the city. “The whole community,” he announced today in a statement there Municipal Health Commission, “Is now in isolation and the area has been designated a medium epidemic risk”.
According to local health authorities, “seven other communities located near the infected patient’s workplace – a construction site in the Jingkai district from Wuhan – have been isolated “. “All residents living within residential communities will be subjected to molecular swabs,” the Chinese Commission note reads.
The body also invited “all schools and educational institutions a suspend the face-to-face lessons and to increase health monitoring of campuses and institutions, while accelerating vaccination of teachers and students “. Not only that: the underground town has reintroduced the obligation to wear the masks, to measure there temperature before boarding e to check the health codes. Also, different stations near the neighborhood of Zhuankou have been temporarily closed.
According to local media, the subways from Wuhan I’m almost empty. In fact, the population fears that the outbreak, entirely attributable to the Delta variant, can become uncontrollable. Someone, as the tabloid reports Global Times controlled by official bodies of the Communist Party of China, would have already begun to stock up on basic necessities. According to the Chinese digital newspaper The Paper, the major supermarkets in the city are stockpiling inventory on the shelves to ensure a full supply and stable prices in the event of tightening of the restrictions.
Companies and public administrations have ordered the disinfection of buildings and workplaces, in particular i supermarkets and places open to the public. In addition, according to local media, the authorities have initiated one molecular swab campaign to perform in the next 24 hours for all 11 million citizens from Wuhan.