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China Locks Down Part of Tibet’s Capital in Covid Zero Push

  • Summer travel season is leading to renewed virus flareups
  • Tourists in Hainan remain stuck, subject to continuous testing
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China is imposing a new round of lockdowns as vacation hotspots become ensnared in its drive to suppress Covid-19, with parts of Tibet’s capital shut down and thousands of tourists stuck on the tropical island of Hainan. 

After living most of the pandemic virtually virus-free, the mountainous region of Tibet reported an outbreak that rapidly grew from four to 22 cases on Monday, according to local authorities. The second-largest city of Shigatse was locked down for three days, CCTV reported, along with areas deemed mid- and high-risk for the virus in Lhasa, the capital.