NEWSBREAK: China’s Zhengzhou under strict access control after Covid-19 cases

By Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 02 August 2021

Authorities in China’s Zhengzhou city, Henan province, implemented strict entry and exit rules on Monday August 2 after 12 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 20 asymptomatic carriers were reported on Saturday.

Most infections are in the Sixth People’s Hospital, a designated facility for asymptomatic infections arriving from abroad, and involve cleaning staff, medical staff and inpatients, which exposes the hospital’s loopholes in infection control, according to a local officials’ brief published on August 1.

Zhengzhou now has one high-risk area and...

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