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China Outbreaks Shift to South With Shenzhen, Macau on Alert

  • Beijing, Shanghai outbreaks subsiding after months of curbs
  • Tech hub and gambling enclave racing to stop infection spread
Residents in Shenzhen at a Covid-19 testing site on June 6.
Residents in Shenzhen at a Covid-19 testing site on June 6.Photographer: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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China’s Covid-19 outbreak is shifting to its south coast, with a flareup in technology hub Shenzhen triggering mass testing and a lockdown of some neighborhoods, while gambling enclave Macau -- an hour’s drive away -- is racing to stop its first outbreak in eight months. 

The new cases come as China’s two most important cities, Beijing and Shanghai, look to be subduing the virus after months of strict curbs and repeated testing.