Panic in Wuhan as one million people are thrust back into world’s strictest lockdown after Covid re-surfaces

ONE million people have been thrust back into the world’s strictest lockdown after Covid resurfaced.

Citizens in the district of Jiangxia, in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, have been ordered to follow three days of “temporary restriction” from Wednesday.

Workers in protective suit next to a Huanan seafood market in Wuhan on March 30, 2020

A man cross an empty highway road on February 3, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China

A worker in PPE crosses a road during a lockdown in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, April 28, 2022

The nation’s leaders are upholding their zero tolerance policy toward the virus over four asymptomatic cases.

Residents living inside the four high-risk neighbourhoods are expected to not leave their homes.

About one million people have been impacted, with large gatherings banned, restaurants closes and entertainment venues closed.

Most of the public transport and subway services have been suspended while churches are expected to be shut.

Two cases were found during testing and two were among close contacts, according to CNN.

Authorities said “further reduce the flow of people, lower the risk of cross-infection and achieve dynamic zero-Covid in the shortest time possible”.

While many countries have enjoyed more relaxed restrictions for most of the year, some citizens in Shanghai have continued to have it tough.

Disturbing footage in April caught the moment people appeared to start screaming out of their windows, after being forbidden from leaving their houses for over a week.

The world’s third-biggest city went into total Covid lockdown on April 5, with food supplies said to be running low as China‘s government struggles to cope.

Video originally shared on Chinese social media shows the Shanghai night skyline, with dozens of high-rise apartment blocks visible.

Meanwhile, another video showed a medical worker being chased down the street by a furious mob fed up with strict lockdown rules in China.

Footage posted on social media shows the Covid worker who is clad in white overalls desperately sprinting down the street in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

As the worker turns the corner, numerous civilians can be seen in hot pursuit just seconds behind.

It is not known exactly what caused the incident to occur and the worker to flee.