Guess what, it seems that after all the push for vaccinations that are supposedly 99% effective in combating COVID-19 Americans can expect lockdowns to come after many countries across the globe are shutting down due to the rising case of the Delta variant.
China has decided to return to lockdown amid the new surge of cases running rampant through the regions.
“Flights and trains in and out of Wuhan have been halted amid a rise in COVID-19 cases linked to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. Authorities have also ordered mass testing in the city of 11 million, where the virus was first detected before it spread around the world,” NPR reported Tuesday.
“China has reported a cluster of COVID-19 infections in the past month, with 328 new locally transmitted confirmed cases registered in July, a number almost equal to the country’s total number in the previous five months,” according to state media People’s Daily.
“Viral genome sequencing found all the strains to be the highly infectious Delta variant and cities hit by the recent resurgence have promptly taken action to curb the spread of the coronavirus,” the outlet added.
Fox News reported on Monday, “Initial reports from last week noted that the variant had spread to 15 cities, but that number had risen to 20 cities by Monday. The latest outbreak started July 20 with the variant detected on a plane that arrived at Nanjing Lukou International Airport during a routine cleaning.”
“After their work was complete, due to cleaning and protective measures not meeting standards, it’s possible some staffers got infected, causing the virus to spread among cleaning staff,” Ding Jie, deputy director-general at the Nanjing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said.
Ding added that new cases are “constantly being discovered,”
Americans should be watching the news out of China, wondering if the U.S. government will follow those same steps. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has stated in the past that the Biden administration is keeping the option open to return to lockdown to combat the virus.
Psaki added, however, that he has said from the beginning that “we’re not going to take options off the table” from what the health officials might recommend.