People line up for a Covid-19 test in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on Friday amid a citywide lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE
People line up for a Covid-19 test in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on Friday amid a citywide lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE

Locked-down Chinese city apologises after mandatory Covid testing system crashes

  • Chengdu authorities say sorry for long delays that forced people to wait in the rain late into the night
  • Transport hub ordered residents to test daily to try to keep a lid on coronavirus cases

People line up for a Covid-19 test in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on Friday amid a citywide lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE
People line up for a Covid-19 test in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on Friday amid a citywide lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE
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