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Covid lockdown extended in Fujian

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Fujian have imposed even more drastic restrictions on parts of public life than at the weekend following an outbreak of the delta variant of COVID-19 among schoolchildren. Several dozen schools were closed in the megacity of Putian after 59 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, all of them locally transmitted. All 3.2 million residents of the city have been called in for mandatory Covid testing.

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