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China Is Walking Back Virus Loosening Weeks After Reopening

  • Beijing says risk of further Covid spread from bar cluster
  • Authorities delay reopening for most schools in Beijing
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WATCH: Beijing officials say an outbreak linked to a popular bar is proving more difficult to control than previous clusters. Michelle Cortez reports.Source: Bloomberg
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China is starting to re-impose Covid-19 restrictions just weeks after major easing in key cities, raising concern the country may once again employ strict lockdowns to control its outbreak. 

Beijing reported 45 new local cases on Monday afternoon, after having single digit cases on most days last week. City officials said an outbreak linked to a popular bar is proving more difficult to control than previous clusters, in a weekend that saw mass testing and rising infections both in the capital and in Shanghai