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Major cities expanding protection

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Major cities including Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing are confronting mass COVID-19 infections by strengthening protective measures and opening more makeshift hospitals to isolate patients. Beijing is still facing the most complicated and severe epidemic control situation since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, with the number of infections at the community level continuing to rise with slight fluctuations, Xu Hejian, spokesman of the municipality, said at a news conference on Wednesday. "The epidemic control work in the capital is still at a critical stage," said Xu, adding that...
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Beijing life on hold for lockdowns, COVID testing

Beijing life on hold for lockdowns, COVID testing

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As cases of COVID-19 hit record daily highs, China is re-imposing a range of strict measures under its “zero-COVID” policy, including lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines for anyone suspected of having come into contact with the virus. The restrictions cover cities and towns from the southern manufacturing center of Guangzhou to Beijing in the north. While measures imposed in the Chinese capital have been less draconian than in other areas, normal life in the city has been severely disrupted, with no word yet on when restrictions will be lifted. Along with the closure of hundreds of...
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China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

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China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world's second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, casts doubt on investor hopes for China to ease its rigid zero-COVID policy soon, despite recent more targeted measures. The curbs are taking a toll on locked-down residents as well as output at factories, including the world's biggest iPhone plant...
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