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On 3 April 2022 a strict lockdown was introduced in the Chinese city of Shanghai, in response to rapid increases in reported COVID-19 cases.
“Rather than locking the elderly up to protect them, the government should have provided incentives to encourage vaccination,” writes Francesca Chiu.
Covid has surged in a number of Asian countries that had once held the virus at bay.
Ukraine has a large older population: over 10 million people aged 60 or more, roughly a quarter of the total population.
Indonesian government advises unvaccinated people aged 60 and over not to leave their homes for the next month
Today it was reported that national government minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan advised older people not to leave their homes until at least next month, due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant