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Constant Cycle of Restrictions Is China’s Covid Future

  • Locked down in March, tech center of Shenzhen facing new curbs
  • Beijing children now need a negative test to enter city parks
Police officers at a Covid-19 testing booth in Shanghai on June 20.
Police officers at a Covid-19 testing booth in Shanghai on June 20.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Chinese cities that were in lockdown just a few months ago are imposing pandemic curbs again, as the country’s zero tolerance approach to Covid-19 plunges it into a constant cycle of unpredictable, stop-start restrictions.

The snap mitigation measures come as China reported just 22 new infections in the whole country for Tuesday, the fewest daily cases in more than four months.