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China’s Lockdown Hits City of 6 Million; Chengdu Still Shut

  • City of Guiyang to be mass tested after virus cases increase
  • China’s lockdowns becoming more frequent than ever before
Covid-19 testing in Guiyang on Sept 5.
Covid-19 testing in Guiyang on Sept 5.Photographer: CFOTO/Future Publishing/Getty Images
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China sealed off parts of Guiyang, capital of the mountainous southern Guizhou province, as an increase in virus cases triggered a stringent response in line with the country’s Covid Zero strategy. 

Lockdowns will be imposed in almost all communities in six of Guiyang’s 10 districts for four days through the end of Thursday, the local government said in a statement. Residents in the affected areas will only be allowed to leave their homes for Covid tests, and all cab services will be suspended, authorities said.