A courier makes a delivery over a barricade as Sanya goes into Covid-19 lockdown on August 6. Photo: via Reuters
A courier makes a delivery over a barricade as Sanya goes into Covid-19 lockdown on August 6. Photo: via Reuters

Coronavirus: Chinese beach city Sanya reports nearly 200 new cases despite blanket lockdown

  • More than 800 confirmed cases logged so far in China’s first coronavirus outbreak caused by BA.5.1.3, a highly infectious new Omicron variant
  • Special government teams sent to probe reports of price-gouging by hotels after stranded tourists offered half-rate stays by authorities

A courier makes a delivery over a barricade as Sanya goes into Covid-19 lockdown on August 6. Photo: via Reuters
A courier makes a delivery over a barricade as Sanya goes into Covid-19 lockdown on August 6. Photo: via Reuters
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