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China Covid Outbreaks Widen as Mass Testing Turns Up More Cases

A worker is tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai on July 2.
A worker is tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai on July 2.Photographer: Hugo Hu/Getty Images

China’s virus cases continued to climb over the weekend with hundreds of infections detected in Anhui province where two counties were already in lockdown.

The country reported 385 local cases on Saturday, with mass screening resulting in more than 290 cases found in Anhui province alone. A lockdown was imposed in Lingbi county in northeastern Anhui from Friday afternoon, while the neighboring Si county conducted its sixth mass testing on Sunday.