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China's big cities, from Dalian to Shenzhen, ramp up Covid curbs

Chinese metropolises ordered measures such as lockdowns in big districts and business closures aimed at stamping out fresh Covid outbreaks

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Reuters Beijing/Shenzhen, China
Several of China's biggest cities imposed tougher COVID-19 curbs on Tuesday, further crimping the activities of tens of millions, and sparking fresh concerns for the health of a barely growing economy.
 
Metropolises from the southern tech hub of Shenzhen to southwestern Chengdu and the northeastern port of Dalian ordered measures such as lockdowns in big districts and business closures aimed at stamping out fresh outbreaks.

The latest curbs, which will delay the start of the school year for some, reflect China's strict adherence to a "dynamic COVID zero" policy of quashing every flare-up.

That insistence makes it an outlier as

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 4:33 PM IST

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