China lifts weeks-long lockdown on southwest megacity Chengdu


Chengdu folk today emerge from a two-week-long Covid-19 lockdown that shut schools, disrupted businesses and kept residents indoors. The Chinese megacity reports no new coronavirus cases today. – EPA pic, September 19, 2022.

MILLIONS of people in the Chinese megacity of Chengdu emerged today from a Covid-19 lockdown that had closed schools, disrupted businesses and forced residents to stay home for over two weeks.

With a population of 21 million, southwest China’s Chengdu is the largest Chinese city to shut down since global finance hub Shanghai imposed a strict two-month lockdown in April, leaving many residents scrambling for food.


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