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From 0:00 on July 2, 2022 to 24:00 on July 4, Xi’an City has reported a total of 10 local confirmed cases and 8 asymptomatic infections; the infected cases were all Omicron BA5 variants.
On July 5, 2022, the Xi’an Municipal Government announced that from 0:00 on July 6, the public areas of Xi’an will implement 7-day temporary control measures, and universities in Xi’an will also implement school closure management again.
On the evening of July 5, students from many colleges and universities in Xi’an rushed out of the school overnight before the closed management.
On the campus of Xi’an University of Technology, some students fled with suitcases. This scene also took place on the campus of Northwest University of Political Science and Law. In the student dormitory of Xi’an International Studies University, the corridors were crowded with students trying to escape with their suitcases. Outside the Xi’an Railway Station, throngs of people waited to enter the station to leave Xi’an.
Although the official emphasis is not to “close the city”, this is the third time since 2022 that Xi’an has implemented epidemic control measures.
During the closed management in January and April, there were many secondary humanitarian disasters. The “404 Archives” column of China‘s Digital Age has repeatedly recorded the chaos during Xi’an’s closure period.
[404 Archives]Issue 65: “What should I do if my neck and shoulders hurt when using my mobile phone?”
[404 Archives]Issue 63: From Xi’an to Tianjin and Shanghai, the “secondary disaster” and “no matter the cost” behind the Chinese-style closure