More Chinese cities impose COVID lockdowns as ‘clusters’ spread

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Chinese government is expanding its COVID-19 lockdown measures as more clusters of cases have been found in the eastern region of the country.

Wuxi city authorities have closed in-person dining and many other indoor events. Authorities are also urging residents to work from home and not leave the city, according to Reuters.

Officials say about 40 asymptomatic cases were diagnosed in the city this weekend.

This potential outbreak is because Anhui province has also reported nearly 300 cases, according to Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker in a hazmat suit takes a swab sample from a chef for nucleic acid testing during isolation amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Shanghai, China, May 13, 2022.

FILE PHOTO: A health worker in a hazmat suit takes a swab sample from a chef for nucleic acid testing during isolation amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Shanghai, China, May 13, 2022.
(REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo)

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

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

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China’s approach to the “COVID zero” pandemic means that even small outbreaks lead to widespread lockdowns. This policy led to unrest in Shanghai, where the lockdown lasted several months and access to food and other daily commodities became severely hampered.

Government officials advertised it Shanghai was free from COVID in early June, but hundreds of thousands of residents nevertheless remained in isolation.

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