Chinese authorities have singled out mahjong venues as a high transmission site in the recent Covid wave in the country. As a result, tens of thousands of the mahjong parlors across the country have now been closed, as news agency Bloomberg reported on Thursday. In the province of Jiangsu alone, more than 45,000 mahjong and card games venues have now been affected by the shutdown. Authorities in Beijing and at least four other provinces with elevated Covid numbers – Henan, Zhejiang, Hunan and Heilongjiang – followed suit.
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