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China Locks Down Shenzhen, Jilin as Cases Spread: Virus Update

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China locked down Shenzhen city and Jilin province, threatening technology and auto manufacturing output in the nation’s latest effort to contain a resurgent Covid pandemic led by the omicron variant.

Residents are forbidden from leaving the northeastern province of Jilin starting immediately, the provincial government said. Earlier, Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn halted operations in the technology hub of Shenzhen after the China placed 17.5 million residents of the southern city into lockdown for at least a week. Organizers postponed two conferences in the capital Beijing.