A medical worker wearing a protective suit takes swab samples for the COVID-19 test on residents in Huaxian county in central China’s Henan province on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Chinatopix via AP)

China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million

BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million…

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Workers in protective suits stand at an entrance to a university’s residential area under lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Xian, Shaanxi province, China December 20, 2021. Picture taken December 20, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

China’s local COVID case count driven to 21-month high by Xian outbreak

BEIJING, Dec 26 (Reuters) – China reported its highest daily rise in local COVID-19 cases in 21 months as infections more than doubled in the northwestern city of Xian, China’s…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on December 21, 2021 shows people lining up to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Xi’an, in China’s northern Shaanxi province. STR / AFP

Chinese city locks down 13 million residents to fight COVID-19 outbreak

Beijing (AFP) – Over 13 million people were ordered to stay home in the Chinese city of Xi’an, which imposed a strict lockdown on Wednesday and dramatically tightened travel controls…

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