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Cities ease lockdowns after protests

The Raffles shopping center in Beijing still looked a little empty on Thursday. Although the stores will open again on December 1, a negative PCR test is required to go shopping.

Following the historic protests over the weekend, several Chinese cities have begun to relax their strict Covid measures a little. Without directly addressing the protests, local governments across the country lifted a whole range of restrictions over the past two days. The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou, which was hit by a particularly severe Covid outbreak, ended lockdowns in some areas of the city (China.Table reported). Chongqing authorities in the southwest announced that contacts of infected people would now be allowed to undergo quarantine in their own homes.

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