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Shenzhen Tells Most Residents to remain Home, as Covid-19 Controls Tighten Across China

About 80,000 tourists are stranded on the Chinese island of Hainan, which local authorities call the Hawaii of China, following a surge in Covid-19 cases triggered a lockdown. All flights leaving the town of Sanya have already been canceled since Saturday. Photo: Guo Cheng/Zuma Press

SINGAPOREChinas southern technology hub of Shenzhen is shutting down the town center on the weekend, as more places tighten Covid-19 controls to fight a fresh wave of infections just weeks before a high-profile Communist Party congress.

Shenzhen officials have suspended subway and bus service in your community and so are telling most residents to remain home, because they conduct rounds of Covid-19 testing on Saturday and Sunday for roughly 90% of the citys 18 million residents. Local authorities said Friday that certain person in each household will be allowed to venture out for groceries once for the reason that period.

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