“The Chinese lockdown was more intense than almost anywhere else in the world. Neighborhood committees, the most grassroots level of Communist Party organization, enforced the rules, and in many places they limited households to sending one individual outside every two or three days to buy necessities. If a family were suspected of exposure to the virus, it wasn’t unheard-of for their door to be sealed shut while tests and contact-tracing were being conducted.” A very interesting look at the China lockdown from The New Yorker’s Peter Hessler: How China Controlled the Coronavirus.

+ There have been less draconian examples: 100 days without COVID-19: how New Zealand got rid of a virus that keeps spreading across the world.