Covid case numbers have skyrocketed in several major Chinese cities. The southern metropolis of Guangzhou is particularly affected, facing the worst outbreak since the pandemic began and trying to prevent a Shanghai-style citywide lockdown. As of Tuesday, authorities reported 2,377 new local cases, including only 114 with symptoms. Two weeks ago, case numbers in China’s third-largest city had been in double digits. Restaurants or bars in the city have been closed, but so far only the hardest-hit Haizhu district in the city center has been cordoned off. Neighboring Shenzhen had used similar tactics to prevent a complete lockdown in the spring.
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