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Cities Boost Testing on Virus Spread: China Lockdown Tracker

  • Outbreak centered in Anhui pushes national case number higher
  • Cities conduct mass testing to try and stamp out transmission
Covid-19 testing in Beijing on June 30.
Covid-19 testing in Beijing on June 30.

Photographer: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images 

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China is grappling with a growing virus flareup, with a jump in infections in provinces near Shanghai causing some areas to lock down even as cases remain well below the peak of the city’s outbreak in April and May. 

Growing clusters in the eastern province of Anhui have led to the highest level of transmission for over a month and helped push the national tally to 380 local cases on Sunday. Infections have spilled over into neighboring Jiangsu province, with the commercial hub of Wuxi city reporting 35 local cases. The city shut entertainment venues, suspended dining-in and reduced the operating hours of the subway and bus service.