China’s Guangzhou goes into lockdown to stop major Covid-19 outbreak
Beijing also announced new Covid restrictions for anyone arriving in the city.
The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district on Monday, November 21, as it tries to tamp down a major Covid-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes.
The outbreak is testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach to its zero-Covid policies while facing multiple outbreaks driven by fast-spreading omicron variants. China is the only major country in the world still trying to curb virus transmissions through strict lockdown measures and mass testing.