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Mass testing in Beijing after spike in Covid-19 cases

Chinese capital Beijing has begun mass testing for millions of residents after spike in COVID-19 cases The Chaoyang district reported 26 cases over the weekend - the highest number so far in Beijing's latest surge. Long queues…

China reports three dead in latest Covid outbreak

China has reported the deaths of three people from Covid in Shanghai for the first time since the financial hub entered lockdown in late March. A release from the city health commission said the victims were aged between 89 and…

China: Panic buying in divided Shanghai under lockdown

Residents in Shanghai are scrambling to stock up on supplies while thousands quarantine in offices, as a lockdown rolls out in the divided city. After weeks of isolated compound lockdowns, the city of 25 million has been split…

China eases Covid testing rules amid rise in cases

Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be…