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Beijing expands mass testing as lockdown fears grow

Beijing on Tuesday launched mass coronavirus testing for nearly all its 21 million residents, as fears grew that the Chinese capital may be placed under a strict lockdown like Shanghai.

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Shanghai starts easing lockdown in some neighbourhoods

Shanghai eased restrictions on some neighbourhoods Monday after mounting outcry over inflexible COVID-19 rules that have locked down 25 million people, caused food shortages and left thousands in quarantine.

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China locks down millions more as COVID spreads

China on Sunday imposed stay-at-home orders on millions more people in the country's northeast as it battles its biggest COVID-19 outbreak in two years.

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China cites coronavirus on packaging, despite doubts abroad

Chinese state media say parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere, despite doubts among overseas health experts that the virus can be transmitted via packaging.

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