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Covid Zero Takes ‘Extreme’ Toll in 50-Day Lhasa Lockdown

  • Lhasa is nearing 50th day of lockdown after virus outbreak
  • At least five people have died by suicide, rights group says
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Tibet’s capital Lhasa is enduring China’s longest Covid lockdown since Shanghai’s two-month shutdown earlier this year, and the restrictions are starting to take a heavy social toll, with a report detailing a number of recent suicides.  

Most of the city is near its 50th day of lockdown, even as cases ease. The Tibet region reported 72 local cases Friday, down from a peak of 900 in mid-August.