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China Tightens Covid Restrictions in Big Cities as Cases Climb

  • Web of restrictions grows as infections near record levels
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China is seeing near-record numbers of Covid cases, spurring major cities from Beijing to Shanghai to revert to broad restrictions on people’s movements and mass testing exercises to contain swelling outbreaks. 

There were 28,183 new infections recorded nationwide for Tuesday, up from 27,307 on Monday and just shy of the record 28,973 reached in April when Shanghai locked down amid an out-of-control case surge.