Large-scale disinfection held in Xi’an City in China amid mounting Covid-19 outbreak

A large-scale disinfection was held in China’s Xi’an City in Shaanxi province amid a mounting Covid-19 outbreak in the northwestern city.

Video shows mist-spraying vehicles and health workers with fogging machines roaming around and spewing disinfectant to cover public areas on December 26.

The city-wide cleansing comes as 150 symptomatic cases were recorded on Sunday December 26. Health authorities said they expect the number to rise as testing is intensified.

Despite its neighbours in the region learning to live with the virus, China has maintained its stringent zero-Covid approach, enforcing severe lockdowns to purge Covid-19 from the country. Amid the latest flare-up, Chinese health officials said it is still possible to contain the outbreak before the Winter Olympics is held on February 2022, local media reported.