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China puts 5 million in Hebei under lockdown to eradicate Covid cluster

China had its highest daily increase of Covid-19 cases in more than five months. New epicentre Hebei has faced new lockdowns amid a worsening situation as authorities conduct mass testing.


CHINESE authorities sealed off a city of almost five million people and imposed strict travel restrictions on several others on Tuesday as they worked to quash a number of Covid-19 clusters near Beijing.

The country had largely curbed the spread of the coronavirus, which...

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