The two-and-a-half year-long global pandemic has come full circle with news yesterday of a lockdown at one of China’s largest river ports, Wuhan, the central Chinese city where COVID was first detected.
A district containing around 1 million people on the outskirts of Wuhan has been locked down. The city sits as a transport nexus for China, alongside the Yangtze and a major crossroads for road and rail.
Down south, the manufacturing centre of Shenzhen is on edge after a number of COVID cases have been reported in recent days, forcing many factories to return for seven days to closed-loop systems, in which employees work in sealed-off areas.
Read more in an article from Splash.