China has reimposed a strict lockdown on around 400,000 people near Beijing after a small spike in coronavirus cases.
The region of Anxin county in Hebei province is in lockdown, meaning only essential workers can leave their homes, apart from one household member who is allowed to go shopping once a day.
There have been 18 coronavirus cases in the county since the recent surge in Beijing, according to Chinese media reports.
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China has reimposed a strict lockdown on around 400,000 people after there was a small surge in coronavirus cases near Beijing.
Residents in Anxin county in Hebei province, around 150 kilometres from Beijing, will be “fully enclosed and controlled,” meaning that the region will be subject to the same controls imposed on Wuhan, where the virus originated, earlier this year, according to a BBC report.
The measures mean only essential workers will be allowed to leave their homes, as well as one member of each household, who will be permitted to shop for essentials once a day.
Chinese state media reported that there had been 18 cases in the county since a recent spike in Beijing a fortnight ago, the BBC reported.
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