And Just Like That, Zero COVID Took Out A Prime Tourist Spot In China

Zero COVID strikes again, this time in the southern Chinese resort city of Sanya, which has just been locked completely down, to the dismay of some 80,000 tourists there to enjoy Sanya’s beaches—and now trapped in a living Zero COVID nightmare.

The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the city on tropical Hainan Island. There were 229 confirmed cases on Friday and an additional 129 on Saturday.

No trains running. No flights in or out. Tourists wanting to escape leave must show five negative COVID tests over seven days.

John Carpenter's “Escape From New York” has nothing on Xi Jinping's China.