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City Bordering Beijing Locks Down, Stoking Fears of Virus Spread

  • Zhuozhou imposes lockdown, mass testing of 700,000 residents
  • Chongqing’s cases are rising, while Yiwu to lift its lockdown

A city that borders Beijing has been locked down after detecting eight new Covid-19 infections, raising the risk of spread into China’s capital.

Zhuozhou, in the northern province of Hebei, imposed the lockdown from Tuesday and will mass test its 700,000 residents. People in the city are banned from leaving their homes, while buses and taxis are suspended and only vehicles undertaking Covid control measures are allowed to be on its streets.