Seven provincial capitals and 33 cities are under complete or partial lockdown
China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under strict Covid-19 regulations and is discouraging travel during upcoming national holidays.
China’s mid-autumn festival, the country’s second-most important holiday after the Lunar New Year, is set to take place from 10 to 12 September but citizens and tourists are being discouraged from travelling to mark the occasion.
According to the Chinese government, outbreaks of the virus have been reported in 103 cities, the highest since the early days of the pandemic in early 2020.
Despite a relatively low number of infections, authorities have adhered to the country's 'Zero-Covid' policy requiring lockdowns, quarantines and the confinement of people suspected of being in close contact with any confirmed cases.