Northern Chinese City on Edge as Virus Outbreak Spreads

August 5, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020

A third wave of the CCP virus (COVID-19) outbreak has been spreading to nine cities across five Chinese provinces, including Beijing. Dalian officials have again set up drastic lockdown measures that have given rise to residents’ complaints about virus testing mismanagement and food shortages.

The climbing virus cases prompted a visit from Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, whose last inspection tour was at Wuhan—the world’s first CCP virus hotspot.

On July 23, the city entered into “wartime mode”—a day after officials identified a seafood company as ground zero of the new outbreak. Three days later, officials mandated that all 6.9 million residents in the city be tested for the CCP virus.