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Lockdown for Lanzhou

China is resorting to increasingly drastic measures in fear of a new Covid wave. On Tuesday, authorities quarantined an entire city: The four million citizens of Lanzhou on the Yellow River in northwestern China are only allowed to leave their apartment complexes in emergencies or to buy food, the city government explained. Entrances and exits of the housing complexes are to be monitored. Earlier on Tuesday, China reported a full 29 new local Covid infections, including six in the province of Gansu, of which Lanzhou is the capital. Within eight days (Monday to Monday), the People’s Republic had reported 195 new domestically transmitted symptomatic infections.

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