Covid-19 cases in Beijing exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Covid-19 cases in Beijing exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China’s Covid-19 wave spurs tighter controls despite Beijing’s calls for ‘targeted’ measures

  • Local governments reintroduce mass testing and travel restrictions as cases surge in Beijing, Guangdong and Chongqing
  • Latest outbreak comes at critical moment as central government tries to reduce devastating social and economic impact of strict pandemic rules

Covid-19 cases in Beijing exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Covid-19 cases in Beijing exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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