Lockdown-like situations are happening again in China. Preparations for this have also started. Interestingly, there is a decrease in the number of Covid cases in China, which means that lockdown preparations are not being made due to Corona. Rather, the reason behind it is another disease. In fact, flu cases are increasing rapidly in China. For this reason, Chinese officials want to impose a lockdown in some cities. People are also angry after this decision. People say that doing this will create a situation like during the time of Kovid.
According to media reports, an emergency response plan has been issued regarding the lockdown in the Chinese city of Xi’an. Infected areas in the city may be closed, it said. Orders will also be issued to reduce traffic. Also production and commercial activities may be suspended. In case of lockdown, shopping malls, theatres, libraries, tourist spots and other crowded places will also remain closed.
Schools and nurseries will be closed at all levels as per the emergency response plan. Xi’an has a population of about 13 million. The city is also a popular tourist destination, so it has been decided not to leave any slack. People have criticized the civic administration on social media regarding the news of the lockdown. A social media user said that instead of imposing a lockdown, vaccinate people. Another person wrote on social media that how people will not be scared by such news. There are plans to issue a proposal to suspend Xi’an’s work and commercial activities without clear guidance at the national level. It is not right. As flu cases surge in China, some pharmacies have also run out of drugs.
It should be noted that during the covid epidemic, China implemented some of the most severe covid restrictions in the world. The period also included months-long lockdowns in some cities. A strict lockdown was also imposed in the city of Xi’an between December 2021 and January 2022. Due to this, many people lacked food and other essential items. Not only this, medical facilities were also badly affected during the lockdown.