On July 18, the Lanzhou authorities stated in a press conference that the city is isolating over 9,000 people. Lanzhou also has designated 76 high-risk areas and 124 medium-risk areas.

As of July 18, Lanzhou reported 186 local confirmed cases and 457 asymptomatic infections. On the 17th, four central districts in Lanzhou are going under temporary control until July 24, including Chengguan, Qilihe, Xingu, and Anning.

The city launched the seventh round of large-scale nucleic acid testing and screening. More than 2.23 million people were sampled on July 18.

In an interview on July 18, Chen, the owner of a restaurant in Chengguan, Lanzhou City, said that the epidemic in the entire area is severe. All shops and restaurants have been closed since last week. People are asked to remain at home and are not allowed to go out.

Under a new wave of the resurgence of the epidemic spread, Maiji District in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, announced that from July 18 to 24, the main urban area would be temporarily under control for seven days. People in the section are not allowed to leave unless necessary.

The National Health Commission reported 580 new cases in China on July 16, and more than 400 new cases were added on three consecutive days. More than 20 provinces and cities experienced local epidemics.

While China’s authorities adhere to the “clearing zero” policy, various levels of lockdown are imposed in many places, and citizens take nucleic acid testing regularly. So far, this country hasn’t been able to stop the waves of epidemics.

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