The yr started with the vacationer hub of Xi’an, dwelling to 13 million, being shut down for a month. Then in March, a lockdown was introduced in Shanghai. It was meant to final lower than every week, however its 25 million residents stayed dwelling for 2 months. In September, residents in locked down Chengdu discovered themselves trapped of their flats throughout an earthquake. Elsewhere, rescue employees had been required to do a Covid check earlier than they may save anybody.