Chinese media has been tight-lipped about the COVID-19 outbreak at an international airport

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Chinese media has been tight-lipped about the COVID-19 outbreak at an international airport
China’s state media have helped push Beijing’s image around the world during the pandemic, a study by the International Federation of Journalists says.(Photograph: Stephen Shaver/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock)

According to Chinese state media outlets, a resurgence of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as COVID-19, has been reported at a city airport in an eastern China metropolis. While the media provided few details, local residents claimed that all of the diagnosed cases involved airport personnel.

As of 1:00 p.m. on July 22, authorities in Nanjing, the capital of eastern China’s Jiangsu province, reported 22 domestic CCP-virus infections. Nanjing Lukou International Airport is also affected.

Despite Nanjing’s high vaccination rate, the outbreak prompted citywide nucleic-acid testing. Residents have received no additional information from local authorities.

Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting and other organizations have accused the CCP of using a “deception protocol” to conceal outbreaks.

On July 22, a Nanjing resident named Zhong spoke to the Chinese Epoch Times about the local situation. He stated that there were “no specifics.” In fact, some airline stewardesses have been infected. Currently, seven or eight of them are asymptomatic, according to Zhong.

Zhong went on to say that all flights had been canceled. All passengers at the airport at the time were required to return to their original location and enter quarantine.

Zhong’s concern grew as the number of CCP virus cases increased due to more transmissible new variants.

When contacted by the Chinese Epoch Times, another resident, named Zhao, confirmed the flight cancellations and delays.

According to a staff member at the nearby ATOUR Hotel, the Lukou airport is now designated as a high-risk area as of July 21. It is not possible to enter the area unless you have 48-hour proof of a nucleic-acid test and a flight ticket.

“Rooms can not be booked until 14 days have passed.” Our hotel now only houses armed airport police, special mission agents, and healthcare workers, “a hotel employee explained.

The only instruction given to him and the rest of the staff was to “wait for further notice.”

The resurgence of CCP virus cases raised concerns about the effectiveness of Chinese-made vaccines. Jabs, including secondary inoculations, were widely distributed in Nanjing before the end of June.

Chinese officials have boasted about the high quality of their domestic vaccines, which they have exported to Southeast Asian and African countries.

However, a medical expert, Yang Yi, revealed in a July 22 interview with a Chinese media outlet that, with the exception of minors under the age of 18, all recently diagnosed patients in Nanjing had received Chinese-made shots. Yang is the head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the nearby Zhongda Hospital, which is affiliated with the nationally ranked Southeast University.

Southeast Asian countries that had previously relied heavily on Chinese vaccines have recently turned to Western countries to diversify their vaccine portfolios. Countries with confirmed infections include Indonesia and Thailand, as well as Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

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