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Possible lockdown: panic buying in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, a metropolis with a population of 16 million, is the next major Chinese city to prepare for a lockdown. The city government has already issued a long list of containment measures for the Baiyun district. Pandemic packs containing masks and rapid tests have also been distributed to households throughout the city. Elementary schools are switching to distance classes. People are now only allowed to leave the city if they present a negative test result. Most ominously, a huge quarantine facility is under construction at the Pazhou International Convention and Exhibition Center – in addition to existing isolation centers.

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