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China’s Lockdowns Fail to Contain Covid as People’s Anger Grows

  • National Covid infections rise to highest in over six months
  • Clash between residents and Covid officers leads to arrests
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WATCH: Wei Yao of Societe Generale CIB discusses the outlook for China’s economy amid the government’s Covid Zero policy. Source: Bloomberg
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Some of China’s most persistent virus hotspots have been locked down for weeks, and in some cases months, showing the limitations of the country’s contentious Covid Zero policy.

Xinjiang reported the fourth-highest number of new cases nationally for Monday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, despite some cities in the region in China’s northwest locked down for 90 days. Inner Mongolia, which was sealed off in early October, saw cases jump to almost 1,800 from 1,033 a day earlier, while Henan province’s infections more than doubled in a day to 747.