Chinese authorities have placed at least four million people under lockdown – in an attempt to maintain the nation’s COVID-zero strategy.
The order has been imposed in 11 provinces – including Beijing – after more than 120 COVID cases were reported in the last week.
Apartment blocks with active COVID clusters have been put into strict 21 day lockdowns.
At least one person has been arrested after refusing to scan a heath QR code.
The new round of lockdowns come just 100 days before the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics – and two weeks out from a key Chinese Communist Party meeting.