On August 29, Shenzhen detected 35 new Covid-positive cases. City officials attributed the most recent outbreak to subvariant Omicron BF.15, which is thought to be easily transmissive.

This causes city authorities to control the residential areas with positive cases strictly. Many regions are under semi-lockdown.

A video shared on Twitter shows sudden fences being erected in various places to prevent people from leaving. Residents in controlled areas must also undergo a screening test for covid. Even footage shared by people shows that the authorities were so worried that they checked for pathogens at a sewage system on the road.

 Henan: ‘Zero Covid’ confirmed but still have ‘static drill’

Recently, Mianchi County, Sanmenxia City, Henan Province, released an announcement. The content said that a three-day “static drill” would be implemented in the main urban area of Mianchi County as of August 28 to test the local prevention and control emergency response capabilities.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, China has continuously used new vocabulary, such as “dynamic zero-Covid “and “static management.” This time, a “static drill” was implemented in Henan.

In fact, the requirements of “static drill” are the same as the “static management” that the authorities have applied in many areas with positive COVID cases.

According to Sina, although the nucleic acid test results of Mianchi district were negative for 7 consecutive days, under the “static drill” regulations, people were still strictly controlled. Each family can only send one person out to shop once a day, and public transport is also suspended.

Chengdu woman hits a traffic light pole, many people injured

According to reports from Chinese media, a serious accident took place near the Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, Sichuan at noon on August 29. 

Jimu News reported the Chengdu Traffic Police said that a woman, 55, driving a vehicle made an improper maneuver, resulting in three bystanders being injured. All of them have been taken to the hospital for treatment. 

A video shared on the internet shows how the car suddenly accelerates and runs over two people on the road. It then smashes a traffic light pole and a black vehicle before stopping. It should be noted that the woman who caused the accident very calmly got out of the car to get her luggage. She then sat on the pink suitcase and spoke to the police without taking into account that the victims were motionless.

Up to now, the specific cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Indiana-based pork facility banned from exporting to China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on August 29 that Tyson Foods Inc.’s pork processing plant in Logansport, Indiana, has been prohibited from exporting products to China. The suspension took effect on August 29.

The business and USDA didn’t explain the reason for the export suspension to China.
As reported by Reuters, China had previously banned the import of meat from various processing companies in many countries due to concerns about the importation of the coronavirus. However, most global health agencies have said the risk of the virus spreading on surfaces is low.

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