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30 million under lockdown in China as virus surges China reported 5,280 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday

International Desk | Ctgpost
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Nearly 30 million people were under lockdown across China on Tuesday, as surging virus cases prompted the return of mass tests and hazmat-suited health officials to city streets on a scale not seen since the start of the pandemic.

 

China reported 5,280 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, more than double the previous day’s tally, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreads across a country that has tethered tightly to a “zero-Covid” strategy.

 

That approach, which pivots on hard localized lockdowns and has left China virtually cut off from the outside world for two years, appears to be on the line as Omicron finds its way into communities.

 

At least 13 cities nationwide were fully locked down on Tuesday, and several other cities had partial lockdowns.