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China widens Covid curbs, Apple factory unrest adds to economy worries

In Beijing, malls and parks were shut and once-bustling areas of the capital resembled ghost towns as authorities urged people to stay home

People line up for nucleic acid tests on a street, amid new lockdown measures in parts of the city to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China, June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy as fresh unrest at the world's largest iPhone plant highlighted the social and industrial toll of China's strict COVID-19 measures.
 
In Beijing, malls and parks were shut and once-bustling areas of the capital resembled ghost towns as authorities urged people to stay home. Shanghai barred recent arrivals from restaurants and other venues, and numerous cities have imposed localised lockdowns as infections neared highs seen in April.
 
The measures are darkening the outlook for the world's second-largest economy and dampening hopes

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 5:06 PM IST

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