Covid Outbreak in China:
Chinese City under Lock Down Again
Covid cases across China have begun rising. This week 1,000 cases are found for the first time since the early days of the pandemic in 2020.
A Chinese city with a population of 9 million is placed under lock down as the country reported its highest daily surge of coronavirus cases in two years.
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Changchun in northeastern China has asked its 9 million residents to work from home and announced it would start mass testing.
Authorities in Shanghai and other major cities have stepped up targeted lockdowns and testing to halt Omicron.
Shanghai will close its schools today and shift to online classes.
Covid-19 was first detected in China in late 2019 but the government has kept it largely under control with snap lockdowns and mass testing.