Police officers in Chengdu, China perform checks on a road ahead of a Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Police officers in Chengdu, China perform checks on a road ahead of a Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday. Photo: AFP

‘I am optimistic’: Chinese city of Chengdu locks down over Covid-19 cases, but residents remain calm

  • Residents snap up food, queue for tests and wait for restrictions to lift as lockdown begins in metropolis of 21 million
  • City reports 153 local infections on Friday, bringing the total to over 900 since the outbreak erupted in mid-August

Police officers in Chengdu, China perform checks on a road ahead of a Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Police officers in Chengdu, China perform checks on a road ahead of a Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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