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Wuhan Sees Virus Return Days After Xi Reinforces Covid Zero

  • Chinese city has seen few cases since quelling first outbreak
  • Cases jump by 107 in locked down area of Anhui province
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Covid-19 has returned to the central Chinese city where it first emerged, with two cases reported in Wuhan and a swelling outbreak in a neighboring province that’s already seen counties locked down. 

Two port workers in Wuhan came down with asymptomatic Covid infections, authorities said Friday. They’re the first cases there in more than a month and come just days after President Xi Jinping’s symbolic visit to the city, where he reiterated China’s pursuit of a zero-tolerance pandemic policy that’s leaving the country isolated and subject to unpredictable restrictions.