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Zhengzhou City recently implemented a total lockdown in Zhengzhou City as well as Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing plant as Corona 19 spread rapidly. Zhengzhou City has been operating a full-scale blockade since the 24th.
However, as Beijing’s guidelines changed, Zhengzhou city authorities suddenly lifted the total blockade on the 29th and entered a partial blockade.
Zhengzhou city authorities announced on the same day that they would lift the full blockade imposed across the city and only partially block major buildings in the city.
This is interpreted to be because the Beijing authorities have instructed local governments not to overuse unnecessary total blockades after anti-‘Zero Corona’ protests began across the country on the 27th.
|On the 27th, a protest was held in Beijing, China, to protest the government’s high intensity zero corona containment policy. © AFP=News1 © News1 Jung Yoon-young|
China’s State Council held a briefing on the coronavirus at 3:00 pm on the same day, and asked local governments to be cautious in taking full-scale containment measures.
“The long-term lockdown not only has a huge impact on the public’s normal life and work, but it can also easily cause anxiety, so we need to be careful,” Cheng Youquan, director of the National Control and Prevention Agency Diseases, at a briefing.
He added, “High risk areas and low risk areas need to be divided into long term barriers in high risk areas and short term blockades in low risk areas.”
“A temporary executive committee has been formed to prevent local governments from imposing voluntary lockdowns,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the 29th, Zhengzhou’s daily confirmed cases were 882.