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China Sticks with “Zero COVID” Policy as Daily Cases Pass 10,000 

HeadlineNov 11, 2022

In China, authorities have ordered new lockdowns affecting millions of people after the number of daily COVID-19 cases topped 10,000 for the first time since April. About 5 million residents of Guangzhou’s downtown district have been confined to their homes through Sunday. Meanwhile, officials tightened COVID restrictions across Beijing after reporting a record 118 new locally transmitted cases. Many residents say they’ve been unable to leave Beijing since the start of the pandemic.

Ling Zhu: “Even on October 1st of this year for the National Day holiday, I couldn’t go anywhere. And many of my colleagues have not been back home for a few years, either. I’m thinking about going back home. But with the recent outbreaks, people can’t leave, nor can they return to Beijing.”

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