As a result of multiple violations of home quarantine by a Beijinger (42), who later tested positive, more than 5,000 of his neighbors have to be in corona isolation.
As the Beijing Ribao newspaper reported on Monday, the man had been instructed to isolate himself at home because he had been identified as the contact person of an infected person in a shopping center. However, the Beijing resident left his apartment several times and walked around the neighborhood.
Man must reckon with criminal consequences
Five days after the instruction, the man and his wife tested positive. As a consequence, the authorities brought 258 residents of his house to a central quarantine facility. More than 5,000 residents in the area would now have to isolate themselves at home, the paper continued. The police have launched criminal investigations against him.
China continues to pursue a rigorous zero-Covid strategy. The most populous country is fighting the worst corona wave since the pandemic began more than two years ago. Shanghai in particular, but also Beijing and other metropolises, have imposed lockdowns of varying severity. Several hundred million people in the country are regularly tested. (SDA/chs)