Chinese Cities Double Down on Covid-19 Curbs as Cases Rise Prior to Winter

As winter approaches, officials in cities and provinces across China are closing venues swiftly and imposing extended temporary lockdowns on millions of people in an effort to prevent the other COVID-19 outbreaks.

With 2,898 confirmed cases on Sunday, mainland China’s economy was further stifled and its people more frustrated by the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy.

Shanghai Disney Resort said Monday that the entire resort will be shuttered from October 31 in response to the city’s efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

In the past week, authorities in Datong, Xining, Nanjing, Xian, Zhengzhou, and Wuhan have rushed to contain mounting cases, leading to the temporary lockdown of several neighborhoods.

Cities in the north, especially those close to international borders, are experiencing an increase in cases as winter approaches, and they may be confronted with new restrictions as a result.