Residents of a Chinese city under COVID-19 lockdown were forced to stay at home during a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, reports say NewsExplorer


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Rescuers transfer survivors across a river following an earthquake in Moxi town in China’s Sichuan province on September 5, 2022. The city of Chengdu is in the same province. Cheng Xueli/Xinhua via AP The Chinese city of Chengdu was hit by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on Monday. The city is under strict COVID-19 rules that meant some were forbidden to flee their homes, reports said. Videos shared online showed people unable to get out of their buildings, the reports said. People in Chengdu, China, were prevented from leaving their buildings during an earthquake, with authorities citing the city’s COVID-19 lockdown rules,...