More Chinese cities ‘cluster’ as COVID lockdowns apply

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Chinese government The country’s eastern region is expanding its COVID-19 lockdown measures as more clusters of cases are discovered.

Wuxi city authorities have closed in-person dining and many other indoor activities. According to Reuters, officials are also encouraging residents to work from home and not leave the city.

Officials roughly say 40 asymptomatic cases Diagnosed in the city this weekend.

The potential outbreak comes as Anhui province has also reported nearly 300 cases, according to Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab sample from a chef for nucleic acid testing, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China May 13, 2022.
(Reuters/Allie Song/File Photo)

A woman in a protective suit stands on a street during a lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 26, 2022.

A woman in a protective suit stands on a street during a lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 26, 2022.
(Reuters/Allie Song)

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China’s “zero COVID” approach to the pandemic means that small outbreaks result in widespread lockdowns. The policy has sparked unrest in Shanghai, where the lockdown lasted for months and severely strained access to food and other daily goods.

Government officials said Shanghai was COVID free In early June, however, hundreds of thousands of residents remained in lockdown.

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Shanghai officials say the city reported more than 500,000 cases between April and the end of May.