December 7, 2021 Large-scale nucleic acid testing of local citizens in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.
The outbreak in Inner Mongolia continues to heat up and spread outward to 16 provinces. As of December 7, the number of high-risk areas on the mainland increased to 8 and medium-risk areas increased to 42. Although the Chinese authorities have been adopting a strict policy of “zeroing out” the epidemic, the outbreak has not been effectively controlled.
Epidemic spreads to other provinces in Inner Mongolia
On December 7, officials in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia, reported that the number of confirmed cases in the city continues to increase daily.
According to official sources, nine large-scale nucleic acid tests have been conducted in Manzhouli for nine consecutive days since Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, with hundreds of confirmed cases detected. 7, Manzhouli conducted its tenth round of nucleic acid testing.
According to the official website of the Communist Party of China, as of December 7, there were seven high-risk areas and five medium-risk areas in Inner Mongolia. The previous round of outbreak had broken out in Inner Mongolia’s Alashan League and spread to 16 provinces.
On December 6, three officials in Hulunbeier City’s Zalainuoer District were removed from their posts by authorities for “ineffective epidemic prevention,” including two deputy district governors and a public security bureau chief.
The current outbreak in Manzhouli has spread to other provinces, including Harbin and Qiqihar in Heilongjiang Province, Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province, and Haidian District in Beijing, where infections have been linked.
Heilongjiang 28 medium risk area Harbin “closed city”
Officials in Harbin announced that full nucleic acid testing of the city’s three districts and nine counties (cities) was conducted on Dec. 7.
Authorities have announced on the 4th, suspend Harbin city long-distance road passenger transport, suspend the main city and other districts and counties (cities) and public transport between counties (cities); all social catering service units to suspend the dine-in; ban all potluck activities (including weddings and funerals and other collective meal activities).
In addition, all colleges and universities in the Harbin metropolitan area to implement closed management, students do not leave school, do not leave Harbin; with the confirmed cases have a “spatial and temporal” trajectory intersection of people, all implement the “Long Jiang health code” assigned yellow code management, was assigned yellow code management personnel do not The management personnel who are given yellow codes do not go out, do not gather, do not party, do not go to public places.
According to Harbin City 6 notice, the city of Nangang District, an area adjusted to the risk area. As of December 7, Heilongjiang Province has 28 medium-risk areas.
Shanghai and Zhejiang outbreak control strengthened
At present, Shanghai has four medium-risk areas. Shanghai officials issued a notice on the 7th, requiring all people returning to Shanghai from or via medium and high risk areas of the domestic outbreak to implement 14 days of community health management, centralized isolation and observation, and two to four times of nucleic acid testing.
On December 7, officials in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, also notified of new confirmed cases. An area in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou was adjusted to a medium risk area.
Officials in Xiaoshan District requested to “strengthen the transfer and isolation of key personnel such as close contacts and sub-close contacts” and “strengthen the control of key places and key institutions.”
After the outbreak in Ningbo, the city entered a Level I emergency situation on the 7th, and some sections of the subway were temporarily suspended. Zhenhai District was temporarily closed for control, bus lines and passenger lines in the district were suspended, and various enterprises in the district were temporarily shut down, and primary and secondary schools were temporarily closed. Not long ago, 2 areas in Ningbo have been classified as medium risk areas.
After several rounds of epidemics Yunnan Ruili continues to “seal the city”
On December 7, “Yunnan Release” informed that new confirmed cases in Yunnan Province were located in Ruili City and Longchuan County.
According to the official outbreak notification, as of December 7, there is one high-risk area and one medium-risk area in Yunnan Province.
Ruili has been listed as a medium-risk area in this wave of the epidemic, and the city has been “closed” four times due to the epidemic under the Communist Party’s strict “zero” policy, which has kept the city under closed control for long periods of time. Former Ruili Vice Mayor Dai Rongli posted an article on Oct. 28 about the unbearable suffering of the people, with hundreds of thousands fleeing the city, calling for “help for Ruili!”
In response to the authorities’ disregard for people’s livelihoods, protests broke out on November 2 and 3, when villagers gathered at the entrance of the village of Tunghong and He bored in Mengmao Township, Ruili, demanding unsealing and subsidies.