Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Just a few days away from the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Lunar New Year, China has placed 1.2 million people in lockdown in an area near the capital of Beijing — Xiong’an New Area, AFP reported. No public announcements were supposedly made with regards to the lockdown, which was put in place on Jan. 25, after a “handful” of Covid-19 cases were detected, even to inform the local residents. Local virus prevention personnel reportedly confirmed that the area no longer allowed people to enter or leave their residential compounds. Xiong’an, ‘city of the future’ Xiong’an is a new economic zone located about 100km southwest of Beijing. The area has three counties and is positioned as a green city, supposedly to feature “innovation and a national model of high-quality development”, according to Chinese state-run media China Daily . According to South China Morning Post (SCMP) , Xiong’an is a site in Hebei province “hand-picked” by Chinese president Xi Jinping to be developed into the country’s “dream city”. Confusion among residents According to AFP , there was confusion among some residents in Xiong’an as the lockdown was not publicly announced. This is… Read full this story
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