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Covid cases lead to lockdown in Ruili

Authorities in the city of Ruili in southwest China’s Yunnan Province have imposed a strict lockdown on its 270,000 residents over a new Covid outbreak. The city area has been sealed off on Wednesday and all residents have been ordered to go into domestic quarantine, according to state news agency Xinhua. Classes have been suspended until further notice, and restaurants are only allowed to take away food. Only medical facilities and a few grocery stores remain open. In Ruili, located in the border region of Myanmar, 15 locally transmitted cases were confirmed on Tuesday. grz

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