China locks down second city amid Omicron threat

11/1/2022 7:41:00 AM

China locks down second city amid Omicron threat

pose major challenges for officials already grappling with a Delta outbreak, one of China's most protracted since the virus emerged more than two years ago.Both are adjacent to Hebei province, which is hosting snow sport competitions during the Winter Olympics in Beijing that start in less than a month.

China reported 110 locally transmitted Covid infections on Tuesday. Henan province is the latest epicentre, accounting for 87 of the new cases.All companies in Anyang were required to suspend operations, other than for essential activities, until the virus risk in the city is completely eliminated, officials said. Tickets sales for travel to Beijing were also halted.

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Both are adjacent to Hebei province, which is hosting snow sport competitions during the Winter Olympics in Beijing that start in less than a month. China reported 110 locally transmitted Covid infections on Tuesday. (Reporting by Tim Hepher). Henan province is the latest epicentre, accounting for 87 of the new cases. China took similar action against Brazil after that country confirmed BSE cases, before restoring imports in December after a three-month interruption. All companies in Anyang were required to suspend operations, other than for essential activities, until the virus risk in the city is completely eliminated, officials said. Tickets sales for travel to Beijing were also halted. Among China's top 10 electric car brands last year, the only foreign name was Tesla.

It's the second full lockdown of a Chinese city in 20 days, after authorities told residents of Xi'an - about 650km to the west - to remain inside starting in late December as a Delta outbreak spread. Canada's latest case is atypical - meaning it is a form of BSE that can occur naturally in older cattle - as opposed to classical BSE, caused by an animal eating contaminated feed. Two other cities in Henan province have also seen some restrictions, as authorities limited public transportation and dining options. Tianjin, a port city that borders Beijing, imposed partial lockdowns in two towns in the Xiqing district, according to the municipal government, as an outbreak continued to grow. Ten locally transmitted cases were reported on Tuesday, in addition to another 11 asymptomatic infections, according to a statement from the National Health Commission. "We expect these (suspensions) to be short in duration," Laycraft said. More On This Topic .