Tangshan City, Hebei Province, Mainland China, was shut down on April 18 after 76 local infections in two days, and the Tangshan government acted swiftly to close the city. The virus causing chaos is Omicron BA.2, the current epidemic virus strain.
Tangshan city, Hebei province, consisting of two cities and one county under it, was temporarily closed for three days. Nucleic acid testing of all employees is performed daily. As of April 19, seven million people had gathered in the city for a covid test.
The Tangshan epidemic prevention and control committee decided to implement management and control measures to close the whole city temporarily. Nucleic acid testing will be conducted once a day during the closure. Handan City, Hebei Province, has also temporarily closed the city for three days. Wei County’s epidemic prevention and leading control group have decided to implement closure and control management across the entire Wei District. During the lockdown, the area remains eerily silent, with no one entering or leaving.
The uploaded video shows that the epidemic situation in Tangshan is increasing day by day, and many places must close at night. People were panicking and started a wave of panic buying goods overnight. Supermarkets that have been open for more than a decade have silently closed their doors.