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China’s New Covid Flareups Raise Risk of More Disruptive Curbs

  • Capital reports 69 cases as some areas locked down for week
  • Shanghai gradually starts to emerge from six-week lockdown
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WATCH: Shanghai is slowly starting to emerge from a six-week lockdown while cases in Beijing are rising. John Liu reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Fresh outbreaks around key Chinese cities and the ongoing Covid-19 spread in Beijing are raising the specter of more disruptive pandemic curbs, even as Shanghai slowly emerges from its six-week lockdown.

The capital reported 69 new cases for Tuesday, up from 52 on Monday. The Fengtai district has locked down some areas for seven days after new clusters flared, with authorities racing to isolate people exposed at a fresh produce market to try and prevent community spread. Three rounds of mass testing across four districts, including Fengtai, will start Thursday.