China has upgraded its pandemic prevention and control, not only closing cities, but also shutting down trains. As the COVID-19 cases on a train from Lhasa, Tibet, to Beijing traversed through 7 cities and provinces, China’s Ministry of Railways announced a few days ago that the train cars must also be managed and passengers are prohibited from moving freely in the cars.

On August 20, China National Railway Group Company announced that, in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic, some trains in outbreak areas will be suspended, trains in pandemic-related areas will be limited, and pandemic-related areas will limit or temporarily stop selling tickets to control the number of passengers. In addition, train cars passing through pandemic areas must be managed, meaning that passengers are prohibited from moving freely to other carriages.

In addition, if any railway personnel on the train is a positive COVID case, passengers will get off the train at the next or destination station for processing. The train cars will be locked and isolated, as well as the relevant railway personnel.

These pandemic prevention and control measures of the CCP were activated after the chain of the pandemic spread on train Z22 from Lhasa, Tibet, to Beijing. According to China News, at least 33 positive cases have been detected on the train.

As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party is approaching, the CCP has begun to tighten pandemic prevention and control. Until August 21, Z22 train service was shortened going from Lhasa to Xining, and then on to Beijing West station. From August 21 to September 12, Xining to Beijing West route was suspended.

Because the trains are so strictly managed he train carriages are also statically managed, netizens wanted to know why. NTDTV quoted some random comments: “Why can’t you move to other cars, what if the toilet in the isolated car is broken?

“What nonsense. Did you forget to do the PCR test for everyone before boarding? If not, everyone must be negative, why are there positive cases?”

Someone sarcastically said: “The next step is to implement static management of the whole earth, and don’t forget to statically control the air!”

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