COVID-19 lockdown, mass testing in China despite minor cases - here’s why
After 51 relatively minor cases were discovered, over 1.3 crore people in Tianjin were told they must undergo mass testing.
As authorities stepped up their efforts to suppress COVID-19 ahead of a significant ruling Communist Party gathering, millions of people in the provinces around Beijing were put under lockdown on August 30. As authorities scramble to contain a minor virus flare-up, nearly 40 lakh residents of Hebei province, which encircles China's capital, have been told to stay at home till the end of the week.
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