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Mass testing commences in Beijing amid lockdown fears

Mass Covid testing in Chinese capital. Testing to include ten additional districts.

Where: Beijing, China

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Beijing announced Tuesday that it will be extending mass Covid-19 testing to 10 districts and an economic development area.
On Sunday, authorities announced that residents in the Chaoyang district, Beijing’s largest, would need to get tested three times a week.
Chaoyang reported 26 cases over the weekend, the highest recorded number in the Chinese capital’s latest surge in cases.
Residents of the city have begun panic buying in anticipation of a Shanghai-reminiscent lockdown.
Meanwhile, Shanghai has entered into its fourth week in isolation as China enforces its zero-tolerance policy to arrest the spread of the virus.

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