A snack stand at Urumqi’s grand bazaar earlier this month. The capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang autonomous region went into sudden lockdown on Thursday after its first coronavirus cases in months. Photo: Xinhua

Capital of China’s Xinjiang region shuts down as coronavirus returns

  • City of 3.5 million people given short notice of lockdown as flights cancelled and subway shuts down
  • After 149 Covid-19 free days, the autonomous region reports six confirmed infections and 11 asymptomatic cases
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A snack stand at Urumqi’s grand bazaar earlier this month. The capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang autonomous region went into sudden lockdown on Thursday after its first coronavirus cases in months. Photo: Xinhua
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