China has put one of its major wholesale markets under lockdown. In Yiwu city, Zhejiang Province, all villages and schools are closed from Apr. 27. Entry to public places requires 24-hour negative nucleic acid test results. Public transport is suspended. That were Yiwu authorities’ responses after detecting just two infected cases in the area on Apr. 25.

A Youtube channel named “Zai ye shuo” has posted a video showing the city is busy getting ready for the lockdown.

In one part, a woman said that in the middle of the night of Apr. 26, the loudspeaker informed residents of the upcoming lockdown.

In another part, one resident said that all residents had to go to an isolation camp just because one Covid case appeared in the neighborhood. They were woken up at midnight. All would head to the hotel for quarantine.

The video also shows a construction site. Many workers are busy building up a square cabin hospital isolation.

Yiwu is one of China’s trading hubs for small commodities. The lockdown will add more pressure on China’s supply chain woe. Bloomberg said the city exported almost half its goods to the U.S., from Christmas trees to presidential campaign merchandise.

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