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China Faces Balancing Act as Beijing Outbreak Grows to 130

  • Asian nation holding off on a lockdown of most important city
  • Infections have spread to southern province of Zhejiang
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China is ramping up containment measures in Beijing as it grapples with stemming a growing outbreak that’s now topped 130 cases without sealing off its most important city.

Beijing reported 31 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to the local health commission, taking the total number of infections in the outbreak to 137. Cases linked to the cluster have already spread as far as Zhejiang province in China’s southeast.