Central Chengdu was deserted on Friday, September 2, video showed, after Chinese authorities announced a COVID-19 lockdown starting on Thursday afternoon.
Footage recorded outside the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum shows an empty street.
Chinese media reported that the lockdown of the city had come into effect on Thursday at 6 pm.
One person per household was allowed to leave for a daily shop with a negative COVID-19 test less than 24 hours old, the report added. Credit: Greg Katona via Storyful