China locks down Guangzhou in COVID crackdown

22 November 2022
2022-11-22 10:33

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak.

The Baiyun district, home to 3.7 million people in Guangzhou, suspended in-person classes for schools and sealed off universities. Restaurants have been ordered to stop dine-in services.

The measures are meant to last until Friday, the city announced. Guangzhou, a city of 13 million people, is the biggest of a series of hot spots across China with outbreaks since early October. Meanwhile in Beijing, the capital reported two more COVID-19-related deaths. On Sunday, the city reported China's first COVID-19 death in over six months.

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