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China Covid Outbreaks Widen as Mass Testing Finds More Cases

  • Cases have surged in recent days, mostly in Anhui province
  • Macau faces crucial week in determining lockdown fate
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
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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 380 cases on Sunday, following 385 on Saturday. Infections have surged in recent days after holding below 50 for most of the previous two weeks. Anhui, the center of the latest outbreak, reported 287 cases for Sunday. 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.