COVID: Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread

Five million people placed on home confinement in the city of Anyang, where cases were linked to an outbreak in Tianjin.

Five million residents in China’s central city of Anyang have started home confinement in a new lockdown to curb the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to state media.

China’s city of Xi’an, a city of 13 million people, was also placed under lockdown in late December. MORE DETAILS

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