11 million locked down in China’s Hebei province to prevent spread of new coronavirus outbreak
The lockdown is like preparing “for a protracted war,” said Shi Mo, a graduate student in the city of Shijiazhuang.
Jan. 10, 2021, 12:56 AM +08By Dawn Liu and Adela Suliman
Health officials took no chances on Wednesday, sealing off the capital of the industrial Hebei province and ordering a mass testing drive.
Travel restrictions were put in place in the remainder of the region, which encircles China’s capital Beijing and is home to some 76 million people.