China’s Chengdu Extends Lockdown as Covid Persists 

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CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 01: Aerial view of near-empty streets as Chengdu imposes city-wide static control to curb new COVID-19 outbreak on September 1, 2022 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo by Liu Zhongjun/China News Service via Getty Images)

China’s western city Chengdu extended the lockdown of most of its 21 million residents, while the southern technology hub Shenzhen remained under movement controls as the tentacles of Covid-19 continue to spread in the country. 

All indoor entertainment venues, schools and restaurants for dining-in remain shut in Chengdu, the local government said. The city will continue mass-testing through Wednesday to achieve “Covid Zero in the community as soon as possible,” according to a statement issued late Sunday night. Only two minor districts were deemed to be gradually recovering, which allows people to return to work with a negative Covid test taken within the previous 24 hours. 

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