Over 21mn under Covid lockdown in Chinese city

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More than 21 million people are under a Covid lockdown in Chengdu after a fresh outbreak was detected in the Chinese city, the media reported. On Thursday, Chengdu, the capital of the southern Sichuan province, reported 157 new Covid-19 cases, including 51 asymptomatic, the BBC reported. The lockdown came into effect on Thursday, with residents being asked to remain indoors while just one person per household has been allowed to step out for essential shopping. Authorities have also imposed a ban on people leaving or entering the city as health officials have termed the current situation as “extremely complex and...