December 10, 2022

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COVID-19: Beijing begins mass testing as lockdown fears grow once again in China

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Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies like rolls of toilet paper as the Chinese city’s biggest district began mass testing of all residents on Monday, prompting fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown after dozens of COVID-19 cases in the capital in recent days.

Authorities in Chaoyang, home to 3.45 million people, ordered residents and those who work there to be tested three times this week as Beijing warned the virus had “stealthily” spread in the city for about a week before being detected.

Since April 22, Beijing has reported 47 locally transmitted cases, with Chaoyang accounting for more than half of them.

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